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Rethinking the “No News is Good News” approach…

October 24, 2012

I have been known to say “no news is good news” when talking to Building Administrators and Department Heads that I have not talked to in a while.  My thought has always been, we are all very busy so focusing our energy and attention is important, and besides, if someone needed to share something with me I am accessible to them.  I have treated it as a way to manage time.

The past few weeks our Central Office Administrative Team has been reading and discussing “First Break All the Rules” by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman.  The authors offer a different view on the ‘no news is good news” approach, which is based on Gallop research of over 1 million employees across numerous professions and industries.  They say that great leaders invest time in their most effective staff to learn from them and to stay focused on excellence.  They go onto say that the less attention that is paid to productive behaviors, the less of those behaviors the leaders will get.

It might be time for me to reconsider my thinking……

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