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…

New Online Training Posted for Directors : # 1 Secret to Good Leadership

Ever wonder what might really work with your staff? I give you the secret, based on years of research, on what staff really respect. You will be amazed! Online training right here (see Directors click through or Indep Study at bottom) for Texas Core Competencies 1.110, 3.1.4, 3.2.3) for 3 half hour audio, just 4…

Ferguson Says Diversity Training Still Very Relevant

I started doing “diversity training” back in the 1990s. I was wondering if it were really a “dead horse.”  Recent seminar feedback (diversity doesn’t apply here) and recent news (Ferguson. MO) suggest that it is still very relevant today. Please keep me in mind as your diversity trainer. Unlike most, I have a Master’s in…

Judeo-Christian Directors' Group

In Austin, we are meeting Wednesday August 27th at a restaurant. For the first time we will have a presentation, earning  clock hour.  (No charge for training, but everyone buys their own meal.)  Call me for more information. Many people are planning to come and are excited about this group. Many others are just in…

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Directors Make in the Training They Offer & BONUS

Last week I shared my 3 secrets for hiring good staff.  This followed the big insight on the one big secret to time management for the center director.  This week, my 5 biggest mistakes directors make when they train their staff.  You will begin to see why staff don’t do what you want them to…

Secrets to Hiring GOOD Staff

Last week we talked about how to squeeze back on time pressure. The big insight that other time management experts don’t address is the extent to which your staff impacts your time schedule.  Directors say that their biggest problem is time pressure. They also say they can’t get good staff.  Yes, it is vital to…

Solving the Biggest Problem Directors Have: Time Pressure

Directors have told me for years that their biggest problem is time pressure. And wow, I know, because it was for me too. Time crunch is severe for directors.  Problem number one: time — not enough.  (Second biggest problem is — you guessed it — staff, crazy.)  Let me solve your problems! I briefly discuss…

Lunches From Home Banned by Federal Government???

Brown Bag Ban: Fed Gov Tells Preschool Parents No Lunch From Home … dcclothesline.com/…ban-fed-gov-tells-preschool-parents-lunch–home… Brown Bag Ban: Fed Gov Tells Preschool Parents No Lunch From Home Without a … I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home. Banning home lunches | Fed Up With Lunch fedupwithlunch.com/2011/04/banning–home–lunches Banning home lunches. April…