Once again I find myself experiencing the malady which every writer periodically experiences – the malady of “writer’s block.” Since my creative juices were drained and nothing was flowing from my brain to the keyboard of my computer, I decided to peruse through some past issues of The MBA Dispatch to see whether reading some of my previous columns stirred up new ideas.
Sure enough it did stir up one good idea. I decided to update and rerun some columns from a number of years ago. An earlier version of this column appeared in the March 2013 issue of The MBA Dispatch.
Helpful Hints for Executives
Recently during a conversation with the Director of a Community Supervision and Corrections Department, she reminded me of some “helpful hints” that I had given her shortly after she was appointed as Director and said that they had proven very valuable to her.
It occurred to me that “helpful hints for executives” might be a good topic for this column. Many of these hints were passed on to me by people I considered mentors, by other probation directors or by other friends or are ideas I discovered while exploring the role of a leader.
Regardless of their source, they proved invaluable to me and I thought they would be worthy of consideration by readers of this column. Here they are for whatever they are worth. Read full article