Weekly Inside Story
December 7-11, 2015
Greeters for this week
Please remember it is your responsibility to find someone to fill in for you if you cannot greet on your scheduled day. Thank you.
Region 7 ESC
DMAC Design & Delivery Coordinator
Special Ed Specialist (3)
High School Science Specialist
ELA Specialist, Middle School
Educator Certification Specialist
.NET Application Developer/Programmer
IMS Assistant Director
Bilingual Family Service Worker - Longview
Desktop Support Technician
Head Start Mental Health Specialist
Federal Programs Specialist
Administrative Secretary - Technology
Family Service Worker - Carthage
Family Service Worker - Eustace
Director, Center for Federal Programs
Administrative Secretary - DMAC (Internal Posting)
United Fund of Kilgore
We have met our goal for United Fund of Kilgore! Thanks to all who made a donation!
AEOP Christmas Luncheon
Excerpt from Peer Today Boss Tomorrow Navigating Your Changing Role by Laura E. Bernstein
Here are 10 ways to be the kind of leader that others (including former peers) will want to follow:
1.Treat everyone with dignity and respect- Value the inherent worth of each person you are in contact with.
2. Lead by Example- Model the work performance and conduct you expect from others.
3. Be firm, fair and consistent- Hold everyone –to include yourself- equally accountable for following all the rules and performance expectations.
4. “Own up” to your shortcomings- Avoid cover-ups and if you make a mistake admit it ... then fix it.
5. Focus on their success- Provide everyone on your team with the information, direction, feedback and support they need to succeed.
6. Get them involved- Whenever practical, involve direct reports in decision making, planning and problem solving.
7. Listen- Understand and focus on the messages others are sending you.
8. Show your appreciation- Acknowledge and thank team members for their efforts and contributions
9. Respect their time- Remember that your team members have important jobs to do and priorities to manage.
10. Do what needs to be done - When you see or hear of something that requires attention, jump in and deal with it ... don’t procrastinate.
So, fully accept your leadership role by turning your good intentions into everyday practices.