Court Leadership – Responsibilities and Skills that are Varied and Diverse

Court administrator leadership responsibilities are multi-faceted and wide ranging.  Court leaders are called upon to demonstrate a mastery of skills and professional competencies.  Administrative duties range from caseflow management, to human resource and fiscal management, and to facility and security oversight. Increasingly, court leaders are also called upon to administer technology, collaborate and coordinate with … Continue reading Court Leadership – Responsibilities and Skills that are Varied and Diverse

Leadership Under Stress – the Role of Resiliency

Let us consider leadership under stress. Resiliency can help us deal with stress. This article provides an insight on and summary of techniques to be resilient. Sometimes normal life is challenging and stressful. Court leadership has experienced extraordinary stress: ongoing leadership challenges, resource limitations, pressure for accountable, efficient, and stable operations, and now, COVID19. Some … Continue reading Leadership Under Stress – the Role of Resiliency

These Times Call for Adaptive Leadership!

It’s hard to deny that our interest is captivated on how we in courts adjust to the Coronavirus challenges:  immediacy of operational changes, unfolding information, and an unknown and evolving nature of dealing with and creating a new work environment.  Do these sound familiar with regards to what courts and court staff are facing?  Courts, … Continue reading These Times Call for Adaptive Leadership!

Court Leadership – the Competency of Leadership

This website is titled "courtleader." It is fitting, therefore, to examine a variety of aspects and competencies regarding court leadership.  We start by noting that the National Association for Court Management, NACM, has published what is known as Core Competencies that court leaders need to know and be able to do.  These competencies apply to … Continue reading Court Leadership – the Competency of Leadership

A Court Leadership Question For You…

Is YOUR Court or Organization a High Performing One? A group of court colleagues is currently developing information about “high performing” courts to provide underlying concepts with practical applications.  We are requesting your response. Is YOUR court a high performing court? What did you (or others) do to make it “high performing?” What does that … Continue reading A Court Leadership Question For You…

A Court Leadership Question For You…

According to an internet search, about 45% of people make New Year’s Resolutions. And according to Forbes, only 8% of people achieve them. My new year’s resolutions often include: remembering time for personal learning and growth, seeking to be a better manager of time, or trying harder to being open and responsive to new ideas. … Continue reading A Court Leadership Question For You…

Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Develop Tools Used in Courts

Administrator's note:  This is an updated version of an article previously published to Court Leader on July 21, 2018. (1) Significant attention is now being focused on developing tools to assist people in navigating legal processes, resolving legal disputes, and making legal decisions. Using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze relevant datasets could greatly increase the … Continue reading Using Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to Develop Tools Used in Courts

A Court Leadership Question for You…

How Do You Effectively Manage Critical or Negative Feedback?  Weigh In with Your Tips and Lessons! This question has to do with how we as court leaders respond to less than positive information about our performance. Norman Meyer has written about “Breaking Through Verbal Communication Deadlocks” (see the October 2, 2018 posting on http://www.courtleader.net .In … Continue reading A Court Leadership Question for You…