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HomeBankLindsay LaNore: All in. All coronary heart.

Lindsay LaNore: All in. All coronary heart.

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There’s nothing like going above and past—however being acknowledged for it feels fairly nice, too.

By Lindsay LaNore, ICBA

Final month, we hosted the 2022 ICBA LIVE occasion in San Antonio, and the theme for the final classes was “All In. All Coronary heart.” However what does it imply to go all in?

In response to Merriam-Webster, the expression all in means “absolutely dedicated to or concerned in one thing.” The phrase is commonly utilized by sports activities coaches to get their gamers to commit absolutely to a recreation, and by poker gamers once they’ve put all their chips into the pot.

Being all in is the last word dedication—and that may be intimidating. But when we are able to overcome our fears or hesitations, going all in can get us, and our groups, nearer to success. To borrow an idea from the guide Be All In by Olympic gold medalist Christie Pearce Rampone and sports activities neuropsychologist Dr. Kristine Keane, it’s about being authentically current in every part you do, on and off the sphere—or inside and out of doors the financial institution.

Our experiences affect our mindsets, our concepts shift paradigms and our imaginative and prescient units the course for our banks, groups and communities far into the long run. Taking an all-in method positively impacts outcomes and helps to gentle the trail ahead.

Every day, ICBA sees examples of individuals going all in with function. Neighborhood bankers exemplify resilience and resolve and remind us {that a} champion isn’t one thing you might be; it’s one thing you get up each morning and determine to do.

By embracing an all-in mindset, we shift our views to suppose and act in a different way, accepting the potential for each skilled and private progress. Take into consideration the numerous instances if you’ve witnessed your crew going above and past to attain a objective:

  • Staying late to complete a serious mission (keep in mind these PPP days and nights?)
  • Spending additional time with a buyer to present them an distinctive expertise
  • Going the additional mile to assist a colleague who’s battling a tough mission
  • Considering exterior the field to innovate and enhance buyer expertise or an inside financial institution course of
  • Making an affect in the neighborhood with a bank-supported initiative
  • Influencing the power of a gathering with a optimistic tone, a sensible outlook and ready contributions

As a frontrunner, give your crew the instruments and help to go all in and do what they do finest. If it means new expertise, extra time, added monetary help, additional encouragement or entry to important connection factors, give them what they should soar right into a activity with pleasure and dedication.

And when you’ve completed that, why not have fun with a quarterly or annual “All In” award that honors this dedication? There’s nothing like going above and past—however being acknowledged for it feels fairly nice, too.

Lindsay LaNore ( is ICBA’s group government vp and chief studying and expertise officer



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