The Value of Evaluation

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Welcome and thank you! Stay safe!The Woodfin Police Department is excited to welcome Officer Liza Rozencranz to our ranks. Officer Rozencranz comes to us after serving as a Sheriff's Deputy in Madison County, NC. She is highly motivated and we are excited to have her on our team! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome and thank you, Dispatcher Nabor and Officer Bell! Stay safe!

Welcome and thank you, Dispatcher Nabor and Officer Bell! Stay safe!Good Morning โ›…๏ธ City Of St. Gabriel ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

We are very pleased to announce that our team is growing today, we would like to welcome two of our newest member to the wonderful St. Gabriel Police Department ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Left - L.Nabor (Dispatcher)
Right - B.Bell (Patrol Officer)

Thank you for joining us in welcoming our new team members and make sure to stop and introduce yourselves!
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Such a beauty! Stay safe, K9 Simon!

Such a beauty! Stay safe, K9 Simon!We are super busy at work so hereโ€™s a little Santa Simon ๐ŸŽ… ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations and thank you to all! Stay safe!Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Congratulations

God bless and keep y’all safe! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations...Thank you for your service and God Bless

Congrats ๐Ÿ‘

Congrats

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations and stay safe!

Congratulations!

Congratulations. Wish you all good luck and be safe.

Congratulations

Congratulations

BE SAFE TAKE CARE ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ

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Thank you for 30 years of service!

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Happy Retirement!!

Congratulations on your retirement enjoy

GOD BLESS OUR BRAVE WARRIORS๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Thanks proud of you

Ty

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We will Never Forget.

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RIP Sir, thank you for your service to your community......

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Prayers

RIP๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

RIP

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We will Never Forget.

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Rest in Peace Officer. <3

Amen RIP prayers said

Prayers for the families

Prayers

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God bless him

RIP Officer!!!

RIP FELLOW BROTHER OFFICER

Rip Hero

So sorry. RIP

RIP

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Thank you, Sir!

Thank you, Sir!Three Decades and Counting!
Congratulations to Captain Todd Watkins on his thirty years of service to the OCSO and citizens of Okaloosa County! Thank you for your countless contributions to our community! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŒŸ
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Congratulations,thank you for your service

Congratulations and stay safe

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Salute and Honor

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Congratulations ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Congratulations

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Thank you!

Thank you!Meet our employee of the quarter, Officer Reid Daut!

Officer Daut joined our department in 2021 after previously working as correctional deputy at the Sonoma County Sheriffโ€™s Office. Most recently, he was selected to be a Training Officer at our department and has since been assigned one of our new trainees.

He was chosen as Employee of the Quarter for his high quality investigations, teamwork, and resourcefulness in working to solve multiple complex cases these last few months.

Congratulations, Reid!
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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

Congratulations and thank you!

Congratulations and thank you!๐Ÿ“ข Congratulations to Corporal Byung Kang on his 11 years of dedicated service with the Duluth Police Department! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰

Currently assigned to Special Operations, Corporal Kang serves as a K9 Officer, working alongside his loyal and talented partner, K9 Clodo. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Their partnership exemplifies the dedication and bond between law enforcement officers and their K9 companions.

Thank you for your service, Corporal Kang, and congratulations once again on this milestone achievement! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘ #DuluthPD
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Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Congratulations

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Congratulations we Love our Police ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

Thank you for your service! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค

Congratulations ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Congratulations ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿ™

Thank you for your service ๐Ÿ’™

Congratulations!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Congratulations and stay safe

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘

Ty

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Condolences to the families and friends!

Ty

The Credit Union is honored to welcome the Gurnee Police Department (Illinois) into our field of membership. We look forward to serving you and your families. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Mortgage Beat returns with a post-season Bonus Episode! In this segment, Police Mortgage CEO John Aretos provides insight on the 2024 Q4 market. 

To hear the episode, please visit: https://policemortgage.com/mortgage-beat-episodes/.

The Mortgage Beat returns with a post-season Bonus Episode! In this segment, Police Mortgage CEO John Aretos provides insight on the 2024 Q4 market.

To hear the episode, please visit: policemortgage.com/mortgage-beat-episodes/.
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We will Never Forget.

We will Never Forget.On this day in 2019, the Detroit Police Department lost Police Officer Rasheen McClain, who was shot and killed in the line of duty. McClain was posthumously promoted to Sergeant. He served for 16 years. We will never forget his ultimate sacrifice. #NeverForgotten #OneDetroit ... See MoreSee Less

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Rest In Peace

RIp! Thank you for your service,bravery,sacrifice and dedication!

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Prayers for the families. R.I.P.

Condolences to the families and friends!

God bless

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธ

R.I.P. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

REST EASY DEAR HERO OFFICER ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–ค Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ’™ Prayers for your FAMILY , FRIENDS and FELLOW BLUE ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ–ค

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Prayers

Rest in peace amen ๐Ÿ™โค♥

RIP prayers said ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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RIP… Thank You for your service and sacrafice…

Bless his family.

Thanks to you our Hero. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ♥๏ธ

RIP FELLOW BROTHER OFFICER

My heart breaks for his family, loved ones and friends. God comfort them in their time of grief. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

RIP๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

God bless rip prayers said ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Rip hero

My Condelences RIP , God bless the family โค๏ธ ๐Ÿฅ€ ๐Ÿ™

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Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

God keep you all safe ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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Thanks prayers stay safe and well in Jesus name

Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ

Bless all of you.

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The Value of Evaluation

Over the years, I have spent a lot of time identifying skills and character traits that I believe are direct contributors to career success. In some cases, those skills are unique to the work that we do at the credit union. In many more cases, however, I find that certain skills and character traits will help you to be successful no matter the lifeโ€™s work you have chosen or where you are at on that path, whether it be just starting out or heading toward retirement.

I almost always apply those thoughts to myself first. I think about skills that I have developed along my path and that have helped along the way. More often, I think of the skills I still need to develop and my personal areas of improvement.

Of the skills that I have worked on and developed during my career, my ability to evaluate is at or near the top of the list of skills that have helped me create value for myself and my teammates.

When I can effectively evaluate the needs of our members and then provide them with solutions, our members are better for it and our organization gains business. When I can accurately evaluate our personnel, our employees are continually placed in the best possible position to succeed. When I can efficiently evaluate developments and trends in our business and our industry, we will gain an advantage over our competition because we will likely act sooner and achieve our goals more quickly then they will.

The value of evaluation is not by any means limited to our work. Doctors who evaluate accurately and expeditiously save lives as a result. Accountants who do so save their clients money. If you think about it, you probably turn to the person that you normally seek advice from because they can develop a clear understanding of you and your situation and then help you achieve your desired result. They are evaluating every step of the way as part of that process.

So, now that weโ€™ve established the power and importance of evaluation, you might ask how you develop that skill if you have not done so already. I have some good news for you. It starts with you!

(If this is not good news, then you clearly havenโ€™t read enough of my articles and posts, for if you had, you would know that this is exactly where you want the responsibility to be. When the task is in your hands, you hold all the power. And, when you focus on what you can control, you will accomplish a lot more than you ever thought you could!)

So, the fact that developing strong evaluation skills begins with you is good news, but the next step can be tricky because it requires that you look straight into the mirror, literally and figuratively, and honestly assess yourself. What are your strengths and the things that you are most proud of when it comes to your skills and accomplishments? What are your weaknesses or downfalls and the things that you are most disappointed about when it comes to your career? How much ownership have you taken in your career?

If you can take this step and really do the hard work that is necessary to see yourself for who you really are, strong suits and faults, positives and negatives, then you will take a giant leap toward becoming an excellent evaluator. The next step, however, is even more difficult.

The next step is to present your evaluation of yourself to someone you trust and encourage them to be candid as to whether they agree or disagree with your evaluation. As difficult as it is to be honest with yourself, it is even more difficult to be candid about yourself out loud and in front of someone else. There is just something about the innate protector in you, and in all of us, that throws up a barrier when you are about to feel exposed or be vulnerable. Push through that barrier and then practice pushing through it by doing it again with someone else, whoโ€™s opinion you value.

However uncomfortable it may be to evaluate yourself in front of someone, make yourself do it and you will eventually be okay with it. I am not telling you it will ever be easy, but I am telling you that if you can evaluate yourself accurately and without fear of discussing the bad with the good, you will unlock the key to being a great evaluator of just about everything else around you. Why? Because there is no more difficult evaluation then a self-evaluation.

When you understand who you are and what the positives and negatives are that comprise you, there isnโ€™t anything you canโ€™t evaluate accurately and there isnโ€™t anything to be afraid of when someone else is evaluating you. No one can possibly know you better than you know yourself when you have learned how to self-evaluate. No one will be a better advocate for you than you and no one will be a harsher critic of you than you. In that sense, you have effectively set a standard for yourself higher than anyone is going to set it for you, which is the ultimate in power and control.

If you are truly committed to self-improvement and comfortable with the fact that you can always learn more and achieve more, no hurdle will be too difficult to clear, and you will consistently be open minded enough to see each situation and person you encounter objectively and clearly.

When you are on solid ground with yourself and you have learned to be a strong evaluator as part of that process, you can turn your sights to further career aspirations and achieving new goals. Every business and every profession needs people who can evaluate fairly and consistently.

Strong evaluators are also excellent strategists. They are also sound critical thinkers. A strong evaluator can serve as a leader who is showing the way by describing and explaining what is needed to complete a job or achieve a goal. A strong evaluator can also be a sounding board or provide support to someone who thinks they have a solution to problem, but may need positive reinforcement or an alternative view.

That is the value of evaluation.

Scott Arney
Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Patrolmenโ€™s Federal Credit Union

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