“If you want to make an omelette, you’re going to have to break some eggs”… While in a culinary sense this saying holds true (unless you count Egg Beaters, but that’s another story for another day), it is usually used by those who want to excuse off being a jerk. Truth be told, I know many entrepreneurs, community leaders, and businesspeople who have “made it” by stepping on toes, creating silos, and throwing others under the bus. It can work. I’ve seen it.
If that’s the type of success you seek, carry on. The world of broken business models, every-man-for-himself paranoia, zero sum games, and short-sightedness needs this mindset.
Credit unions, and credit union people, cannot think this way.