Hold judges accountable with performance evaluations
The link between the lack of progress toward abolishing contested judicial elections of circuit court judges and the failure of the state to create a rigorous but fair program of judicial performance evaluations is unmistakable.
Lessons from the publishing world for the business world
If you keep on plugging, you’ll eventually end up exactly where you need to be.
Dannenfelser honored by Colliers International
David Dannenfelser, managing director and principal for Colliers International in Baltimore, received the 2012 Everest Award from Colliers International.
Alignment for the business owner
Are you personally focused on the things you are best at and enjoy the most which have the greatest impact for your business?
Your best customer may be inside your office
Picture your best customer in your mind. Who is it? ...
Striving for a ‘corpore sano’
Mens sana in corpore sano is a Latin phrase that means “a sound mind in a healthy body.” In everyday conversation, that phrase is often reduced to, “Healthy mind, healthy body.” The meaning is that there is a two-way connection between a healthy mind and a healthy body. Reducing stress, anxiety and worry helps your body […]
It’s summer: Take a day off
In my former career, I worked for a CEO who gave his leadership team a short list of his expectations for the year. Making his expectations explicit and concise was a powerful exercise that helped guide the performance of those of us who reported to him both as individuals and as a team. Among the […]
Md. theater group focuses on gay marriage issue
ANNAPOLIS — Is “8” enough to gain people’s support for gay marriage in Maryland? Mickey Lund, founder of the Annapolis theater troupe Dignity Players, certainly hopes so. He’s arranged for a staged reading of the play “8” on Sunday, July 22. The drama chronicles the federal trial over California’s Proposition 8, a gay-marriage ban approved […]
Students at UM Law re-enact the story of Michael Austin
The play’s main character begins with a question: “What’s going on here? This isn’t justice.” The line was written and performed as part of a class at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Students wrote and performed the work, called “(IN)JUSTICE for Michael Austin,” based on the life of a Baltimore […]
Jeanne Allen: Maryland lags in support of charter schools
Maryland’s leaders boasts that the state’s education system is No. 1, a subjective assessment made by a news magazine based on factors entirely unrelated to student outcomes, such as money spent and teacher education. But The Nation’s Report Card this month revealed that average proficiency is only 50 percent in math and reading — hardly […]
PSC chairman pummels Pepco performance
Pepco officials trying to defend the company’s handling of power outages over the last year met with criticism Friday from the Maryland Public Service Commission. The PSC is in the middle of legislative-style hearings into the reliability and quality of Pepco’s electric distribution system. The scheduled four-day hearing was initiated after a large number of […]
Getaways: On the Waterfront
Come one, come all (creatures, perhaps). This weekend will be a good one to head over to Westport Waterfront for the new Cirque du Soleil show, “Totem.” There will be a 4 p.m. show and an 8 p.m. this Saturday, and a 5 p.m. viewing on Sunday, for the show that will focus all sorts of […]