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Archive for July, 2015

Keeping the Board Chair-Superintendent Relationship Healthy: Tips From 6 Really Board-Savvy Superintendents

July 27, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606Large(1)Our July 1 article at this blog, “Don’t Forget Your Board Chair’s Paycheck,” talks about board-savvy superintendents’ use of nonmonetary compensation to strengthen the working relationship with their board chairs.  For example, the superintendent can make sure that her board …

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We Could Use Some Pillow Talk About Board-Superintendent Partnership Building

July 20, 2015 0 Comments
Maryellen Elia visiting with Miami Lighthouse CEO Virginia Jacko

Maryellen Elia visiting with Miami Lighthouse CEO Virginia Jacko

Nicholas Kristof’s thought-provoking column in the July 19 New York Times, “Bill and Melinda’s Pillow Talk,” is mainly about the tremendous progress the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made …

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Don’t Be Seduced By the Siren Song of “Policy Governance”

July 8, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606Large“We’re in a state of shock and can’t figure out what’s going on.”  These were the first words I recall coming out of the board president’s mouth in the conference call she and her superintendent had scheduled with me.  They …

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Don’t Forget Your Board Chair’s Paycheck

July 1, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606LargeWhen I walked into a boardroom recently, I found the board chair – a highly influential attorney – fuming.  When I asked what was wrong, he handed me a clipping from the community affairs section of the local paper, saying …

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