Workplace Civility and Leadership -- treating each other with respect and a positive approach goes a long way to creating the kind of workplace we all should strive for.
As public servants we have an obligation to fulfill the trust placed in us by the public. This the first of ten intermittent posts sharing key professional values; the first value is "Public Service and Accessibility."
The five key elements of Internal Control have many key principles to follow in order to have an effective program. It helps to think of internal control as strategic planning with a focus on risk assessment, avoidance, and remediation.
Every court needs to have a comprehensive approach to the critical area of internal control of operations. Horror stories about internal control failures demonstrate the need. In part 1 of 4, this post covers the five key components of internal control.
Two recent publications have caught my eye: First, the Joint Technology Committee of COSCA and NACM has issued another quality “Resource Bulletin,” this time on Social Media Marketing for Courts (https://www.ncsc.org/About-us/Committees/Joint-Technology-Committee/Publications-and-Webinars.aspx). As readers of this blog know, I have paid a lot of attention to social media in the courts for many years (most recently, … Continue reading Great New Publications on Social Media Marketing and Plain Language Usage
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…
Mentoring can be great. Here are a few tips on how to find a good mentor, as well as avoiding the mistake of establishing a mento:mentee relationship in the same organizational unit.
Helpful tips on being a great court administrator from a legendary Clerk of Court.
Those familiar with court or judicial administration may be familiar with sources of professional training or content (for example, from the National Association for Court Management, the Institute for Court Management at the National Center for State Courts, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Master of Science in Legal Administration, or Michigan State … Continue reading A Court Leadership Question For You…
The U.S. Supreme Court building has its main courtroom, and a little-known basketball court above the courtroom -- and the athletic court has been dubbed the "highest court in the land." Check out the recent article in Sports Illustrated for interesting stories and details.