ARTICLES

GUY: Don’t purge good volunteers

Not-for-profit staffs and boards occasionally stub their toes by “firing” or replacing longtime volunteers.
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GUY: How to revive dying service clubs

Despite evidence that change is necessary, some businesses, not-for-profits and associations cannot do it. An example is service clubs. The Indianapolis Jaycees, having had more than 400 members in 1976, appears to have canceled its telephone number. Zionsville Kiwanis ceased business in September.
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GUY: Let's stop bashing government

In the following words, a friend implies that I love government: “I feel you believe in much more reliance on government, and I prefer free markets.” My reaction: Not really!
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GUY: Irrationality, fear are on the march

Increasing fear comes from nowhere. The American crime rate has not risen for decades, and the homicide rate has fallen.
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GUY: I'm pretty good, sure, but outstanding?

In Indianapolis, 65 of us are “outstanding,” meaning measurably better than all the rest. Hard to imagine.
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GUY: Who can blame harassed teachers for losing heart?

An Indianapolis Public Schools teacher was overheard saying, “Why should I improve myself through advanced professional training when the state and its providers will fire me next year?”
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GUY: I have no predictions about the future

Those who try to predict the future do not tell us their track records, but they do ask us to buy their books.
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GUY: Where are the progressives?

Today, a political leader who proposes a higher appropriation to clean streets would be criticized. If he proposed going to the moon, he would be impeached.
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GUY: Let's motivate - not threaten - teachers

Evaluating teachers cannot improve results. Human nature does not allow it.
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GUY: Do meter-contract critics have a plan?

If clear certainty were a business criterion, nothing ever would happen.
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