ARTICLES

DON'T BECOME OBSOLETE Dec 15, 2020

Without a doubt, the month of December is when many people reflect on the events of the past year and the progress that they have (or haven’t) made.  Thanks to some of my reflections, I’ve been aimlessly singing an old Coca-Cola jingle that I would like to see reimagined for...

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FALL CLEANING Nov 15, 2020

There are some things that have somehow just become a regular part of our culture and we do them, talk about them or think about them but rarely do we know the origin.  For instance, who decided that breaking the wishbone brings good luck, or why do we say people should kiss under the...

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BACK TO SCHOOL REBOOT Oct 15, 2020

For most educators and administrators back to school is typically an exciting time filled with shopping, organizing, decorating and wonder about what the new year will bring.  I think most will agree that 2020 has been anything but typical and as a result back to school has rolled out in...

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EMPLOYEE NEEDS - EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT Sep 15, 2020

Most people are familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs which has been historically applied to the study of human development and children.  This theory has recently been applied to the study of employee engagement. Interestingly enough, just as children are not responsible for the...

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FILE CABINET REVELATIONS Aug 15, 2020

I recently had the opportunity to clean out a file cabinet that held at least fifty years of information.  It wasn’t as bad as it sounds. In fact, it was highly instructive.  This file cabinet contained all sorts of records, notes, cards, receipts and other pieces of paper that...

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ADVANCING STRONG SYSTEMS Jul 15, 2020

When systems fail efficiency suffers. Every area of your work needs a system. Without a system, you lack consistency and put yourself at greater risk of making costly mistakes. Systems don't have to be complicated or overwhelming. Your systems are simply the way you get things accomplished....

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