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 include:  1) how to hire, manage, and fire for the new manager, 2) time management…

Time to Plan Again : By Connecting

Many of my clients are schools and preschools. It is a busy time there, fresh with planning the new year and meeting new students. Whether or not you are in that environment, you probably feel the freshness of the new school year. It is a great time for planning and a great time to hit…

Membership Recruitment without Members?

Membership recruitment is of course a primary interest in all voluntary associations. Trade associations are no different. If you read books and go to seminars for trade associations and non-profits you would think that membership recruitment is conducted by tracking, that is, carefully recording statistics of visitor and new member activity. This is a bit…

The Biggest Secret of all: Success is Built on Character

“Half the team doesn’t trust the boss” Says Dan Rockwell in his blog today, citing a recent study. When managers withhold information, are unrealistically optimistic, or use put-downs, their employees do not trust them. Without trust, there will not be high performance. Dan enumerates ways that managers can build trust. Mostly they revolve around engaging…

Relaunching into Helping Organizations Be More Productive

I am an expert in increasing productivity, both for individuals  &  groups. Perhaps uniquely, I am an expert on the social dynamics of organizations — organizations like a workgroups, churches, or  associations. I still will serve teachers and educational institutions, but I am expanding. Actually, I started with helping small businesses, churches, and denominations back…