by Clare Briner – Moraine Valley Community College – Palos Hills, Illinois
The performance evaluation can be a time-consuming, rote activity that leaves everyone feeling as if completing the process is the least important item on the list of to-dos.
by Sally Chapman Cameron – Bristol Community College, Retired – Fall River, MA
“All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.” —Jim Rohn
by Lynn Whalen – Lincoln Land Community College – Springfield, IL
As the school year gets underway, you may be planning to hire student workers. Hiring student employees can provide the extra hands our busy offices crave and so much more.
Gallup (which runs CliftonStrengths) dives deep into how to maximize each of your strengths and how to work around it if particular strengths are a “lesser theme” for you (Gallup never talks about weakness or being bad at anything). Not seeing “Maximizer” as a top five strength doesn’t mean someone doesn’t strive for excellence – it just means that they may not be as selective about how they direct their energy.READ MORE
The communication and marketing office at a community college remains busy no matter the season. There’s no downtime, really. Media requests don’t wait, and messages on social media can’t wait. We’re on a go-go-go schedule.READ MORE
Whether you like it or not, the people you work with become your extended family. As with any family, when many different personalities come together, things can get interesting fast.READ MORE
There are few things worse in our workday than a bad meeting. When I’m at a meeting that isn’t going well, my mind wanders. I start thinking about all the work I could be doing at my desk or what I’ll be making for dinner tonight.READ MORE
The ongoing demand for digital content – video, social media, and online and mobile advertising – continues to be a challenge for many community colleges. Limited resources, shrinking budgets and small staff sizes make it difficult to keep pace in a world where traditional and online campaigns must seamlessly align, and marketing content has to be produced on a continual basis just to stay competitive.READ MORE
It’s been said that showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. Employees at South Louisiana Community College are proving this to be true Thursday after Thursday.READ MORE
Recently, I watched a Tony Hsieh, (CEO of Zappos) presentation. The presentation left me feeling inspired and excited. It also got me to reflect more deeply about the culture at Oakland Community College. Have you asked yourself that question – What is the culture at your college?READ MORE