Management and Leadership

Last Saturday was our Council’s annual University of Scouting. I conducted the session for committee chairs, as mentioned in an earlier post. About twenty fine Scouters were in attendance bright and early, and I hope I didn’t put anyone back to sleep.  It was nice to see everyone, and we had some great questions and observations. As usual, I tried to fill the hour with more material than would fit, and I apologize for  having to cut it short. As promised, though, here is some of what I had hoped to cover. Continue reading “Management and Leadership”

Get out of the way!

You may know that I went to Michigan State and am a big Spartan fan, so I’m delighted at the success of the football team this year. Up until last Saturday’s road loss to Iowa, the Green and White were undefeated, 8-0, and ranked fifth in the nation.  This despite having both off-season and recent difficulties with some of the players, having to play archrivals the University of Michigan at their stadium, and head coach Mark Dantonio suffering a heart attack shortly after the heroic win against Notre Dame. (If you weren’t following the story, don’t worry – he is OK, and has since returned to coaching.) Continue reading “Get out of the way!”