As the global coronavirus epidemic unfolds, we need to not only take care of others, but also ourselves. Here are valuable mental wellness tips we all should follow.
Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: March 2020 Episode Over 10 million Americans misused opioids in 2018, which includes over 800,000 heroin users. In 2016, there were more than 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States; in 2017 overdose deaths jumped to over 70,000. This is a number that continues to grow in at least 23 states. … Continue reading Can Courts Lead in Solving the Opioid Crisis?
Technology can be used effectively by courts to combat the spread of coronavirus. One way is to use videoconferencing to minimize personal court appearances. Care must be taken, however, to use videoconferencing appropriately.
Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: February 2020 Episode For better or worse we can no longer live without our Smartphones. We use them to talk and text our friends; they keep our appointments, pictures, and business notes; they help us with research; they track of our children; they allow us to call 911 in an emergency. … Continue reading Is It Time for a Fresh Look at Cell Phones and Courts?
Effective verbal communication is critical to the success of every leader. The most important part is listening, far more than speaking. This post outlines how listening is the key.
Court Leader's Advantage Podcast: January 2020 Episode It has been estimated that nationally, more than 60 percent of people in jail have not been convicted of a crime, they are awaiting trial. Almost 500,000 defendants are in jail pretrial because they cannot afford to post bail. Three-quarters of pretrial detainees have been charged with a … Continue reading Is Bail Reform Working? Charlotte’s Revealing Story
The latest editions of the IACA & NACM journals have great, thought-provoking articles. Here are the titles of several that caught my eye (and links to read).
Fulfilling the Public’s Trust: Quality. A basic key to providing excellent public service is the quality of work. Accuracy, timeliness, and exceeding user expectations are essential measures of quality.
Phillip Knox and Peter C. Kiefer We are pleased to invite you to participate in our ninth survey by accessing the link shown below. The survey is fairly short (only 7 background questions and 24 scenarios). We ask that you give your best assessment of the probability of each scenario occurring within the next 10 … Continue reading Welcome to the 2020 CourtFutures Survey
Court Leader’s Advantage Podcast: December 2019 Episode Managing the multigenerational workplace is more demanding today than ever before. Why has it become such a challenge? One reason is that we are living and working longer. Today, we can expect to live 18 years longer (79 years old) than if we were born in 1935. Second, … Continue reading Dealing with the Generations: What Do Good Managers Understand?