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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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Don’t Over-rely on Human Relations in Building Your Partnership With the Board

April 27, 2017 0 Comments

    Doug Eadie

The superintendent was a consummate people-person who had from the get-go paid close attention to the human dimension of her working relationship with the board during her three years at the helm of this Midwestern district.  As I …

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Making Superintendent Evaluation a Powerful Relationship Building Tool

April 14, 2017 0 Comments

      Doug Eadie

Truly board-savvy superintendents make sure that their board evaluates their performance at least annually, employing a well-designed process that gets the heart of the superintendent’s leadership as chief executive of her district.  Really board-savvy superintendents know that a …

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Dr. Devin Vodicka and 3 Students Discuss Vista USD’s Personalized Learning Initiative

March 24, 2017 1 Comment

    Dr. Devin Vodicka

A few weeks ago, during a conversation about educational innovation with Mort Sherman, AASA’s Associate Executive Director, Mort urged me to get in touch with a man he described as  a “consummate innovator,” Dr. Devin Vodicka.  Since …

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Superintendent Dallas Dance On Making Stakeholder Relations a Top CEO Priority

March 7, 2017 0 Comments

Dr. Dallas Dance

Public education is under assault these days.  And unfortunately the social media offer the enemies of public education a powerful platform for questioning the effectiveness of our public schools and for aggressively promoting alternatives such as charter …

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Our Land of Opportunity – Still

February 6, 2017 0 Comments

Doug Eadie

This article originally appeared at my DougEadie.com blog a little under a year ago.  I thought it might resonate with our readers today. 

“You know”, I said, “if you go back far enough, the overwhelming majority of us …

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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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