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Staying Above the Fray – Leading By Example

Marc Time by Marc C. Whitt Ever been in charge of a meeting that began with smiles and good interaction, and somehow spiraled to become filled with fireworks and sometimes personal accusations or innuendos? While conflict and arguments begin mounting you think to yourself, “Help! How do I get us back on track?” If you’re … Continue reading Staying Above the Fray – Leading By Example

Don’t Reinvent – Keep Records!

A continuation in the series Breaking the Bundle! – A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization

Wasted hours…Oh, how I hate to think of the hours that are squandered by booster team coordinators and their team members as they assume their new post. Aspiring to surpass the success of the previous team, they often start by starting over.

As I looked back over the years watching newly formed teams, I saw teams who spent hours, literally days, in a needless, inefficient struggle to improve what already worked. In almost all cases, the team after expending hours of time and incessant energy would duplicate the basic method used by the previous team. After all of this effort, the team found themselves discouraged and fatigued because they developed a matching basic method that had been created by others before them….effort and time wasted that could have been spent in upgrading this basic pattern to more commendable goals.

It Takes All Kinds: A Music Booster Group’s Secret to Success

A continuation of the series Breaking the Bundle! A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization.

Why do some teams (formerly called committees) have more success than others? Why do some teams with many creative people involved not get off the ground? Why do some teams with many superior workers not get off the ground? Why do some teams with many prospective leaders not get off the ground? What regulates the success of a team? A continuation of the series Breaking the Bundle! A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization.

Committee vs Team

A continuation of the series Breaking the Bundle! A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization

Order is the central premise of organizing the entire parents group. Once that basic board with its officers and members at large are decided upon, it is then time to organize the remaining parents into teams, or what used to be referred to as committees.

You might ask, why did you say teams and not committees?

Thank you for asking. I have an answer.

How to avoid chaos within your band booster organization

A continuation of the series Breaking the Bundle! A Guide to Organizing a Booster Organization.

No one likes chaos. Nothing but problems surface when there is chaos. Find out the secret of retaining order among the board members in a booster organization.