Managing Margins – Rick Melmer

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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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Setback = Comeback

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in

By Rick Melmer – Leadership Coach As one of the directors of the Leadership South Dakota program, I get a chance to meet 40 dynamic people each year. We travel the state, learn about South Dakota and about each other. One activity that we conduct is to ask each class member to share about “a time when my […]

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20 Minutes

Posted by on October 13, 2016 in

By Rick Melmer – Leadership Coach Our Leadership South Dakota group had the pleasure of hearing Chief Justice David Gilbertson speak. He is a humble leader who delivered an interesting session on the inner-workings of the South Dakota Supreme Court. As you can imagine, many in the class, including me, did not have a good understanding of […]

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