What’s in a Job Title, by Michael C. Dennis

A friend of mine recently added something new to the signature line on her emails.  They now read:  Dana Keating, LCP.  You know how some people [including me] are afraid to ask questions for fear of showing weakness and ignorance.  Well, I finally asked about her new LCP designation.  Dana told me I am also entitled to use it, and to “tell a friend.”  LCP is the acronym for: Lowly Credit Professional.

So my friends, please consider yourself told.

What’s in your job title?

Michael is the author of the Encyclopedia of Credit (www.encyclopediaofcredit.com), a free, fast, internet resource for credit and collection professionals.  He is a consultant, and the author of “Credit and Collection Forms and Procedures Manual” as well as a frequent instructor at CMA-sponsored educational events.  He can be contacted at 949-584-9685.

2 Replies to “What’s in a Job Title, by Michael C. Dennis”

  1. That is sad. The “Credit Professional” is one of the most important jobs at a company. If you’re going to make up a profession – why not make it — CME (Credit Manager Extraordinaire). Someone who can make sound credit decisions based upon limited data and information to assure a profitable future for your company.

  2. I think that this may be the different perception of credit & collections as a cost center, vs. credit & collections as a profit center (which is what it should be).

    I doubt that a bank would consider its loan officers as anything but adding significant value to the organization. Why should there be any difference for credit & collection professionals? I suggest seeking employment elsewhere.

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