The rewards of family-first leadership

first_imgEmployees at Aneca Federal Credit Union in Shreveport, La., are heavily invested in their work. They’re expected to be dedicated, innovative self-starters who act like entrepreneurs and owners, not clock-punchers.With that great responsibility comes an enviable flexibility. Many staff members take advantage of the option of working from home, and ducking out of the office to take a child to a doctor appointment or witness a school activity isn’t just approved of, but encouraged.That’s the type of shop president/CEO Stephanie Sievers wants to work in—and that culture attracts the type of people she wants to work with.“You’re making a difference for your family, not at the expense of your family,” Sievers tells the CUNA News Podcast.“I would never ask an employee to value the company over their family because I know that I would lose. I would want to lose,” she says. “I want to employ the type of person who would be able to stand in front of me and say, ‘Forget this. They’re more important.’” 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img