Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Manager Tip #2 / STAFF MEETINGS 101

1. Staff meetings should have a purpose. As the leader, you are in charge of the agenda. Refer back to Manager Tip #1.
2. If you can’t think of anything to present or discuss at a staff meeting, you should consider cancelling the meeting until you come up with a plan. It would be considerate to let people know BEFORE the meeting that it is cancelled.
3. Once you have an agenda, schedule the TIME and PLACE.
4. Give advance notice to everyone you want in attendance. Don’t be afraid to send reminders until a routine is established. Simple details.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Manager Tip #1

If you are the leader … LEAD!
Don’t look around the table as if to ask, “who wants to volunteer?” At least tell people what they are volunteering for!

More tips coming soon.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

"Honk if you know me"

Bumper sticker seen on the way to work this morning. It should be my driving motto.

When people honk at me while driving, I just wave. Well, sometimes I smile real big and slow down too. And it always makes me think of the guy who was at a stoplight one day, and someone behind beeped him when the light turned green. He got out and opened his hood. No, everything was fine, he just wanted to annoy the driver behind. Also reminds me of the guy who actually put his car in reverse and tapped the guy behind and then drove off.

I am not very impressed with people who honk at other drivers. The car ahead of me does not always go on a green light as soon as I think they should. I DON'T HONK.

If I turn right on red and almost get hit by a car that has the right of way I DON'T HONK - like it was their fault!

If I change lanes to avoid hitting someone who pulled out in front of me I DON'T HONK. And when they change lanes again to cut me off - I DON'T HONK.

You get the prize if you suspect these scenarios are not fictional. And my response?

"Don't get mad, just wave!" I'm still driving the coolest car on the road!

Monday, April 03, 2006


I don't know why it fascinated me to take this photo across the ravine. My shadow is falling perhaps 100 feet from where i am standing.

What a beautiful day for a drive. I made a little run to Branson to do some spring shopping. I was planning to photograph the masses of redbud trees in bloom, but it got dark before I got that far south. Yes, I could have taken the photos on the way UP to Branson (earlier in the day) but I was rather in a hurry to get to Branson before the stores closed! Quite a day-trip when you don't leave town until after noon. hehe I won't go into the details that required two trips in one weekend ;)

After sunset I watched a thunderhead build in the south sky as i headed back to Little Rock. It was an awesome panoramic display, with the lightening bouncing back and forth across the sky, almost like an echo. It seems this is the storm that moved through central Arkansas to do considerable damage in Tennessee later in the night.

the road to Branson ... where i lost my hat :(

... bright spot in a drab landscape ...

Spring is here.