When there is a river in your growing up, you probably always hear it.
"Leading a team through tough times calls for open and frequent communication from the top." This is the advice of Alan Tuck in his article, "Outrun the Recession
", in Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010; www.ssireview.org
). Even though he was addressing non profit organizations, I think his advice holds to for all early childhood organizations...
"People need to know that their leaders have a handle on the problem, as well as a plan for how to weather or even fix the problem. They want to know where they stand and what the organization's prospects are. They also need to know when and how those prospects change, and what they themselves can do to help.
"In addition, staff members more than ever appreciate small gestures from their leaders, such as frequent praise when they redouble efforts or tighten belts. Staff members may also welcome extra help on the front line from their leaders. They admire and trust not just strategic commitment, but operation commitment."
Exchange has packaged six of its practical management resources into a single “Manager’s Tool Kit
” and is offering the entire set at a 33% discount — separately these resources would cost $175, but we are offering the entire Manager’s Tool Kit
for only $112. Resources in the kit include:
- The Art of Leadership: Managing Early Childhood Organizations
- Managing Money: A Center Director’s Guidebook
- Beginnings Workshops Book #8 — Professionalism
- 250 Management Success Stories from Child Care Directors
- Developing Capable, Creative Teachers CD Book
- Leading People in Early Childhood Settings CD Book