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Board-Superintendent Involvement in Innovation/Change Management

Breaking a Radical New Path To Understanding

December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton

I recognize the real Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton.” Sometimes Lin-Manuel shades the character differently than I do in the book, but that’s only natural. I think he has plucked out the dramatic essence of the character – his

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You’ve Got To Be Your District’s Innovator-in-Chief

November 14, 2015 0 Comments

Businesswoman Using Digital TabletAs you all know, the school districts that thrive over the long run in today’s rapidly changing, challenging world are the ones that take command of highly complex, high-stakes “out of the box” change that can’t be handled through traditional …

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Cleveland Orchestra Miami: A Venerable Performing Arts Institution Leads Strategic Change

October 26, 2015 0 Comments
Cleveland Orchestra's Severance Hall

Cleveland Orchestra’s Severance Hall

This post originally appeared at www.extraordinaryceo.com.  Since it is pertinent to to leading strategic change in any kind of public or nonprofit organization, I am re-posting it here.

Founded in 1918, the Cleveland Orchestra has become …

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Collaboration Trumps Conflict in the Shaker Heights Schools

September 2, 2015 0 Comments

 

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Getting and Keeping the Best In Your Classrooms: a Classic Strategic Challenge

August 21, 2015 0 Comments
Yours Truly Outside Class

Yours Truly Outside Class

I treasure the memory of my deeply satisfying three-year stint teaching English and ancient history in grades 9, 10, and 11 at Tafari Makonnen School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia many years ago (an experience documented in …

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Are We Accountable For Fostering the Freedom To Fail?

June 24, 2015 0 Comments

iStock_000020585606LargeBoard-savvy superintendents know that they’ve got to work closely with their school board members in coming up with practical ways to carry out one of the preeminent responsibilities of the board-superintendent “Strategic Governing Team:” measuring district educational performance.  Easier said …

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Measuring What Matters In The Shaker Heights Schools

April 24, 2015 0 Comments

 

Superintendent Greg Hutchings

Superintendent Greg Hutchings

The following article is based on my column in the September 11, 2014 issue of the American School Board Journal,  featuring the tremendous work being done in the Shaker Heights (Ohio)   schools to apply meaningful educational

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