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President & CEO of Doug Eadie & Company, Inc., Doug Eadie assists superintendents in building rock-solid partnerships with their school boards.

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Six Hats That Extraordinary Superintendents Wear

January 23, 2017 2 Comments

      Doug Eadie

As part of my superintendent and nonprofit CEO coaching work over the past several years, I’ve developed six “hats” that – in my experience – really extraordinary superintendents and other chief executives wear.  These roles have proved to …

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Superintendents Leading From Their Bully Pulpit

January 10, 2017 0 Comments

             Theodore Roosevelt

Over the holidays, I re-read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit, a superb study of the Progressive Era and the administrations of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.  According to Goodwin, Roosevelt coined the term “bully …

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Kick Off 2017 By Updating Your Superintendent Governance Strategy

January 3, 2017 2 Comments

Doug Eadie

Preparing for a recent superintendent coaching session, I fine-tuned the process that I’d  developed several years ago for updating the Superintendent Governance Strategy.  All really board-savvy superintendents know that governance (encompassing the work of the board and the …

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Large-Scale Innovation on the Learning Front in the Wilder (Idaho) Schools

December 14, 2016 0 Comments

Security and comfort …

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Superintendents Michael Lubelfeld and Nicholas Polyak Talk About “The Unlearning Leader”

November 30, 2016 0 Comments

In today’s …

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Your Values Statement: More Than Meets the Eye

November 2, 2016 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606Large(1)You’ll recall that the last article posted at this blog, “The Governing Gold Standard,” describes a modern approach to developing innovation initiatives – what in my work I call the Change Investment Portfolio Process – that is rapidly replacing old-time …

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The Governing Gold Standard

September 20, 2016 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606Large(1)The last article posted at this blog, “Another Insidious Foe of a Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership,”  tells how getting your school board involved in one of those traditional comprehensive long-range planning processes can be dangerous to the health of your partnership …

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Another Insidious Foe of a Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership

September 8, 2016 0 Comments

ethereal octopus from the depth (Octopus vulgari)You might recall that my April 14 article talked about an insidious foe of a solid board-superintendent working relationship:  the assumption that your district’s performance – educationally, administratively, financially – is the preeminent factor determining the health of your partnership …

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The Extraordinary CEO as Energizer-in-Chief

August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was their finest hour.”

This is British …

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Don’t Get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place

July 23, 2016 0 Comments
Doug Eadie

Doug Eadie

“I’m caught between a rock and a hard spot, and it doesn’t feel good – in fact, kind of dangerous.”  This is how the superintendent opened our one-on-one coaching session several months ago.  She went on to explain …

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