The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

The Most Important Part of a Business Is Its People

On January 25th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

light bulb pendulum with peopleHere’s a fact. The most important part of a business is its people. Here’s another fact. The assembled workforce that drives the bus every day is one costly bunch of folks. If there is a business out there whose largest expense isn’t people, I am not aware. It doesn’t take long on the income statement (or in common sense) to figure out that the people in the business represent the greatest expense — both hard costs and soft costs. (more…)

Whose Car Is Next?

On January 19th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

mechanic working on carThe service waiting area at the local car dealership is America’s melting pot. We all sit anxiously awaiting for the door to the service area to open. Alas, the well-trained, skilled mechanic still sporting fingernails outlined in grease appears and takes on the role as the midwife. (more…)

Pay Attention to the “Main Things”

On January 11th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

hand writing priority“The Main Thing Is The Main Thing.” You can do a whole lot of other stuff, but if your attention to the “main thing” wavers, then there is trouble in River City. We see it happen all the time in countless arenas. Because you are a leader of something, stay focused and don’t forget that “the main thing is the main thing.” (more…)

Peace That Passes All Understanding

On January 4th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

white rose and candlesPastor Jeff always summons his flock to be careful with our words. Words do hurt. He especially encourages us to choose our words carefully when dealing with the expression of grief and sympathy to someone who recently lost a loved one in their life. His intent is not to strip one’s loving expression to another from its heartfelt sign of care, but rather to understand that emotions are at peak levels and misunderstanding comes easily. I interpret his teachings as, “less is more.” (more…)