Dr. Cletus R. Bulach is a retired Ohio school superintendent and associate professor emeritus at the University of West Georgia. He is the author of numerous articles in educational journals and is co-author of the two books: School Climate and Culture Vis-à-vis Student Learning: Keys to Collaborative Problem Solving and Responsibility. The second book is Enhancing A High Performing School Culture and Climate: New Insights for Improving Schools. The second book focuses on human relations problems that interfere with creating a positive school culture and climate: Poor interpersonal communications and inability to cope with conflict.
His website is www.westga.edu/~cbulach. The reform and school culture described in these books create a learning environment where a student’s five basic needs are met. This leads to improved test scores and a 75% reduction in student discipline and misbehavior problems.
As with students, be they middle school, high school or college and beyond, the strategies Dr. Cletus R. Bulach presents are similar to today’s leaders effectively communicating with executives, employees and contractors in Technology, Telecommunications, Entertainment and Mass Media – or certainly should be.
“A good leader gives control to others.”
“Give control, not power, to your employees.”
“To say ‘I care about you” changes a person.”
“ Be a Servant Leader, not a Self-Serving Leader.”
“As a new leader, maintain climate culture before you consider any changes.”
So what do you think? Are you a leader, manager, and supervisor of others? After listening, have you been able to come up with new and enlightening strategies? Let us know!