Celebrating Our Communities this Christmas

December 11, 2013 Jennifer Spaulding

Serving others is a really fun part of our culture. Our company-wide annual Service Day offers Credera employees an opportunity to engage in meaningful volunteer activities supporting local charities. This year, Mercy Street was the well-deserving recipient. We couldn’t be more excited about directing resources to this great group of people. Mercy Street is a […]

Love: The Ultimate Conflict Resolution

November 25, 2013 David Dobat

My friend Matt has a great four-part blog post about conflict – it’s really good. At Credera we lean into conflict and Matt is one of the best “leaners” around. Since we don’t like unresolved conflict we tend to get pretty good at resolving it. We have tons of opportunity to practice since living in […]

Da Vinci’s Cup: A Lesson in Humility

November 11, 2013 Ethan Ballinger

The Last Supper showcases the scene of the last supper between Jesus and his disciples, as it is told in the Gospel of John.  Da Vinci depicted the exchange that occurred between Jesus and the 12 disciples when Jesus informed them that one of them would betray him. Not only is Da Vinci’s work among […]

Conflict at Credera Part 4: Getting Help

October 14, 2013 Matt Levy

  This is part four in our four-part series on conflict. Last time we looked at confronting conflict. Today we’ll talk about getting help with conflict. Rob and I had some days when we weren’t at our best as leaders at Credera. We both had the success of the company in mind, but we were […]

Conflict at Credera Part 3: Confront Conflict

October 7, 2013 Matt Levy

This is part three in our four-part series on conflict. Last time we looked at humility in conflict resolution. Today we’ll talk about confronting conflict. When Rob and I began to work through a conflict it felt like we were getting ready to rumble. You could almost hear the echoing voice of the announcer. As […]

Conflict at Credera Part 1: Conflict is Opportunity

September 23, 2013 Matt Levy

Conflict has nearly torn our company apart. Learning to embrace it has made us the company we are today. It’s the most challenging and rewarding thing we’ve ever done at Credera. I’m starting a four-part series exploring conflict and how it can be an asset to every company. It’s not an easy path, but it’s […]

Unity in Leadership Part 6: Maintaining Unity Is Constant Work

September 9, 2013 Matt Levy

Once you’ve built a unified team it can be very difficult to maintain it. It doesn’t take much for disagreements, perceived slights, or annoyances to ruin unity. You need to constantly work at it. The best way to illustrate this is to provide an example. One of my mentors is my business partner, Rob. We […]

Unity in Leadership Part 5: Humility Builds Unity

September 2, 2013 Matt Levy

Unity requires a tremendous amount of humility. Humility is not thinking less of oneself. Humility is thinking of oneself less. Putting the needs of others ahead of our own because we have the best interest of others in mind. These are the people you want on your team. One of my mentors is a great […]

Unity in Leadership Part 4: Destroying Unity Is Easy

August 26, 2013 Matt Levy

The idea of an emotional bank account is real. We need deposits of encouragement to offset discouraging withdrawals. If you want to destroy your team’s unity, let those emotional bank accounts slip into the red. Many leaders are the perfect example of this. We are our own worst critics. We ponder thoughts destructive to our […]

Unity in Leadership Part 3: Unity Does Not Mean Unanimous Agreement

August 19, 2013 Matt Levy

We will not agree all the time. That’s OK. One of the challenges of building unity in your team is recognizing that unity does not mean unanimous. Unity is not a team of automatons that blindly follows every decision. Too much agreement actually means something unhealthy is going on. The wise King Solomon had a […]