The U.S. has a national and many state court systems -- are there any differences between them for a court administrator? Yes, but remember that a court is a court anywhere!
Key design considerations for performance appraisals, including appropriate use of rating scales, 360-degree evaluations, and more.
Most employee performance appraisal systems are terrible -- focusing on ongoing coaching and the individual employee, not the organization, are some critical elements.
Employee performance appraisals are at best mediocre, if not terrible-- and we persist in making them so. Why?
Situational Leadership is a helpful model to understand how to better supervise and lead staff by treating each as an individual.
"Fad Surfing" is the practice of managers adopting the latest management "fad" without critically thinking about whether it fits your organization.
Welcome to the launch of Vantage Point on the Court Leader website! The purpose of this blog is to explore ideas, present informative perspectives and conversations about court administration, including exemplary practices, and to elaborate on the importance of administration in the rule of law around the world. The primary author will be me, Norman … Continue reading Welcome to Vantage Point!
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This article illustrates select roles and actions of the presiding or chief judge and court administrator. Competencies from the National Association for Court Management (NACM) are used as a starting point for framing the roles. Court leaders, whether leadership (presiding or chief) judges or court managers, need to obtain and master certain competencies to be … Continue reading Roles and Actions of the Chief Judge and Court Administrator
In 2015 we asked court professionals from around the world to assess the probability that predictive technology would move courts to become preventive rather than reactive; courts would start preventing things from happening before they happened. A hallmark of America’s judicial system is that it is both independent and reactive. Citizens bring their disputes to … Continue reading The Risks and Rewards of Risk Assessments