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!
What will the future hold for the courts in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic? This post outlines the significant challenges and recommends what should be done. We can succeed by using Adaptive Leadership to create a new future reality that is people-centered, maximizes access, and increases personal safety. The new normal is one we create!
Initial court responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have focused on implementing social distancing actions. These include implementing remote tele-hearings, canceling jury trials, and deferring many court activities. What's next? The massive national economic upheaval will upend caseloads and create very real budget pressures. What is needed now is "adaptive leadership" to face the future.
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).
Teamwork and cooperation is a fundamental value of the high-performing court. Here are the key elements that should be followed to at maximize teamwork and cooperation.
Last week I attended the annual conference of the National Association for Court Management (NACM) in Las Vegas. Once again it was a great experience, filled with wonderful education sessions as well as meeting and networking with colleagues, and a bit of fun on the side. Here are a few things I learned during the … Continue reading From Trust to Courage: reflections on the NACM 2019 Annual Conference
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.
Helpful tips on being a great court administrator from a legendary Clerk of Court.