Internal Culture On Fire - A Series

Edgar Schein, a professor at MIT Sloan School of Management states: “The only thing of real importance that leaders do is create and manage culture.” Credit Union leaders like Matt Monge of Fort Campbell Federal Credit Union  and Thad Angelle of MCT Federal Credit Union  seem to both agree with Professor Schein.

Matt feels so strongly about credit union internal culture, he created The Mojo Company, a consulting firm that deals solely with internal culture. In an article on Mark Arnold's blog, Matt states: "While it’s easy to throw out the words “culture change,” it is in fact much more difficult to actually do it."

Well, we found a credit union CEO that is putting his words into action and "actually doing it."

Thad Angelle is a CEO with great conviction about the impact of internal culture on his credit union…  which is why he is the highlight of the next several blogs you will see from us. You see, Thad is different. He is putting his money where his mouth is and we like that. Over the next couple of weeks, you’ll see us talking a lot about Thad. And you’ll see why – he’s a pretty cool guy with a lot of passion for his credit union. Passion he has put to action.


He’s a leader who’s always had a big smile and a bit of swagger. But these days he’s more eager to boast his newly gained appreciation for listening first, talking later and giving credit to his team before all else. Thad didn’t attend MIT, but he’s certainly validating Professor Shein’s position. Better yet, he’s putting this philosophy into practice.

Learn why next week…. 

1 comment:

  1. A strong and focused internal crucial is critical to the success of credit unions. But creating that culture takes time. And credit unions must accept the fact that any efforts to make significant changes to an existing culture may result in some casualties - meaning, there will be people who "don't make the cut."