Category Archives: Center culture

Character Development Arising

I got a report at a conference yesterday that more public schools are adopting character development into their curricula. As you know I have been a supporter of this move for a few years. When I started there were at … Continue reading

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Our Mission : Helping You Meet Your Mission

We do basic management consulting for small businesses, churches, and schools. Our greatest expertise is understanding the social dynamics of the workgroup. The second is sympathetic coaching of the frontline manager.  Original assessment research and follow-up required. Topics for training … Continue reading

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Peter Yarrow's Anti-Bullying Campaign is Gentle, Playful, and Useful

Many of my clients are directors of preschools. They will immediately see the usefulness of this anti-Bullying campaign. Other managers or trainers might find the music of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mayr) pleasant enough to add to their … Continue reading

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The Job of Every Leader is Coach

Jack Welch’s book, Winning, was hailed as the best management book ever. It is still thought provoking, even if his own legacy has been questioned. One thing he says about leadership is that it is defined by coaching. Every interaction … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Power At Work

Susan Flower of the Blanchard Group reminds us that what we do does matter. We think we have no power, but we do. Read on:   An essential mindset for achieving your goals and contributing to the goals of others … Continue reading

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Looking Around at the Milestone Markers: Where Have We Come?

It is graduation time. After the celebration and the well-wishing for our graduating students, let’s take a few minutes to assess where education is. I know, we are all very interested in taking off, going for summer, sitting by a … Continue reading

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Time to Prepare for Job Performance Reviews – Help Here

As Andy Williams crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” No, I’m not talking about Christmas. I’m talking about March Madness! I’m a big fan of college basketball and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is like Christmas in … Continue reading

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CONFLICT REDUCTION FOR CHILDREN!!! yay!

Since I do many workshops on conflict reduction for school personnel, I am frequently asked to provide something on teaching conflict reduction to children. Finally, I have it! Aware of the controversies, I didn’t want to speak until I had … Continue reading

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Coaching to Support Learning: 3 Best Practices

In Education, we often forget the importance of training — and implementation. Nothing can be more important to the lead educator than being the lead learner and the cheerleader for the coach she/he has brought in to train the staff.

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One Best Thing to do to Reduce Employee Turnover! Surprising!

Lots of my clients got in a management position because they loved what they were doing: teaching children, making furniture, preaching — not because they wanted to read management books. Now, they are, however, managers. One of the biggest challenges … Continue reading

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