Category Archives: Management & leadership

Need Help Getting the Word Out?

I’ve been working for the past coupe of years on encouraging pastors/ministers/congregational leaders to start childcare centers in their buildings — because I think that would be a great contribution to society. It would help children, their family, their neighborhood, … 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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The Power of Mentoring

I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I have so far needs some work. M. … 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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Is Training Really Worth It?

Remember Henry Ford? He was the business breakthrough of his day. His innovations we depend upon today. What would you life be like without the automobile?   Without the assembly line? Here is Henry Ford on the topic of training, but … 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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Leadership is About Helping Other Implement Values

The values you hold determine how you evaluate action. Successful people are people who have accurately and consistently implemented their values. Leaders are those who have helped a others implement them. Normally this is a group who implement them together. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Most People Hire Wrong.

Top advice for making good hires is the most overlooked; indeed, it is usually instituted exactly opposite to optimal. Check out Jack Welch’s advice and compare to your own observations. In my quest to bring you the best management advice, … Continue reading

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