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By: | Tuesday, December 4, 2018


The words “I'll do it” may be costing you your career, says Deborah Grayson Riegel of Helping in the workplace has been recognized as an important and desirable organizational behavior for decades, from both an interpersonal relationship perspective as well as a business productivity perspective.

It's easy to infer that helpful people are likable people, and that likable people get ahead. For women, however, being likable can be a double-edged sword.

By: | Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Here’s a fundamental truth about creating compelling work that many don’t understand: attention and accomplishment are incredibly different animals, and confusing one for the other will cause you to delude yourself into thinking you’re making progress toward a goal, says Srinivas Rao on The Mission Podcasts.

By: | Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Most bosses realize that fear is a poor motivator because it inevitably creates resistance and passive aggression. In addition, few bosses are intentionally sadistic, says Geoffrey James of While there are some who like to see employees squirm, most managers know that it's easier to motivate people if you make the attempt to be likeable rather than act like a raging jerk.

By: | Tuesday, December 4, 2018


A free ebook from CASBO Premier Partner ENGIE Storage describes the ways school districts can significantly reduce energy costs, use more self-generated solar power and help stabilize the energy grid.

School leaders can download “Putting Storage to Work for California’s K-12 Schools” at no charge.

The book describes how K-12 school districts can play a key role in advancing California’s sustainable energy leadership with battery-based energy storage.

By: | Tuesday, December 4, 2018


In an action plan released just after the midterm elections, prominent education organizations, leaders and supporters called on Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom and the next California Legislature to advance an extensive California agenda that includes increased sustainable K-12 funding, expanded access to data systems and a fuller commitment to early childhood education.

By: | Tuesday, December 4, 2018


A recent report from the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction shows that high school graduation rates for 2018 are nearly at an all-time high.

Among students who started high school in 2014, 83 percent graduated with their class in 2018, an increase from 82.7 percent from the year before. The state's graduation rate has increased substantially since the class of 2010 posted a 74.7 percent rate.

Data also show that suspension rates declined for the sixth consecutive year, while chronic absenteeism rates rose slightly.

By: Joyce Tribbey, Communications Manager | Tuesday, December 4, 2018


On Friday, October 26, 2018, CASBO’s Sacramento office hosted the annual leadership session for our section presidents and presidents-elect. This is a full day of training designed to enhance CASBO leadership and communication, as well as provide an opportunity for our section leaders to get acquainted with our CASBO staff and learn more about the resources we have available to assist them in their regional efforts.

By: Molly McGee Hewitt, CEO & Executive Director | Tuesday, December 4, 2018

That sense of accomplishment ...

By: | Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Today’s the day you finally check off that horrible item that's been lingering at the bottom of your list, says Inc.’s Jessica Stillman. Whatever the reason, we all have at least one or two to-do list items we particularly hate ... and put off forever.

So, how do you conquer your dread and finally check that sucker off your list? Author and entrepreneur David Kadavy has suggestions.