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This Ain’t Your Mama’s Professional Development

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This Ain’t Your Mama’s Professional Development

Posted by on December 9, 2017 in

By Rick Melmer Leadership Coach I remember my days as a school administrator. We would schedule professional development days for our staff members and hope that the training sessions were helpful. However, we couldn’t escape the nicknames that always hurt but also seemed appropriate for our trainings. Labels like “one and done” or “sit and get” seemed to […]

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Olds Dogs, New Tricks

Posted by on February 28, 2017 in

By Rick Melmer – Leadership Coach Over the course of my professional life, I’ve learned that you must re-invent yourself from time to time. You know, switch things up – sing a new song – take on a new challenge. At the age of 59, I’m beginning a new venture as a Leadership Coach who works with […]

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Host or Hostage

Posted by on October 26, 2016 in

By Rick Melmer – Leadership Coach How often have you heard about the importance of attitude in the workplace? While it may be a term that is used too often when we discuss our approach to our roles as leaders, few of us will argue that how we think about our leadership roles has a […]

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Don’t Listen to What I Say – Watch What I Do

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in

Rick Melmer We’ve all heard the saying, “actions speak louder than words”. Most of us would agree that this statement is certainly true. What we DO says more about our priorities than what we SAY. Our actions represent our values. However, it is common for leaders to say one thing and do another. We may believe that if we say it enough […]

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