Face your fears of faculty evaluations

Many administrators feel very uncomfortable, if not fearful, about conducting teacher evaluations. Recognizing the importance and sensitivity of evaluating teachers, they approach the task with trepidation. They correctly perceive that a poorly conducted evaluation may do more harm than good. When I conduct evaluation workshops for administrators, I ask participants to share what bothers them about performing evaluations. Here are …

Procrastination: The Thief of More than Time!

“Procrastination is the Thief of Time”, goes the well-known saying. When one procrastinates, puts off doing what should be done, one ends up spending more time than if one had done it right away. However, often one loses much more than time through procrastination. Here are some of the costs of delay: •Inefficiency: that mounting pile of papers that slows …

Do clients do what you tell them?

An acquaintance with whom I was discussing my consulting work asked “Do they do what you tell them?” I explained that I don’t tell my clients what to do. Instead, we discuss the issues, sometimes crises, that the client has raised. Together we explore their implications, possible courses of action, and the risks and benefits of each. The value of …