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Kick Off 2020 By Updating Your Superintendent Governance Strategy

December 2, 2019 0 Comments

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 board- superintendent …

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Innovators-in-Chief in Action:  Disney’s Robert Iger and Iowa City Schools’ Steve Murley

November 11, 2019 0 Comments

“What can I do to get my board meaningfully engaged in leading innovation and change in my district?”  I hear variations of this very important question quite often from superintendents in my one-on-one governance coaching sessions and educational workshops.   There’s …

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The Glue that Cements the Board Chair-Superintendent Partnership

October 9, 2019 0 Comments

“What’s a fair price to pay for a healthy relationship with your board chair?”  My opening question kicking off the board-superintendent relationship building segment of the High-Impact Governing Work Session I presented for Southern Fairfield County (Connecticut) superintendents a couple …

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Southern Fairfield County, Connecticut Superintendents Discuss Enriching Board Composition

September 27, 2019 0 Comments

Earlier this week, I was privileged to facilitate a 1 1/2-day “High-Impact Governing  Work Session” involving 15-some Southern Fairfield County, Connecticut superintendents – a group that meets monthly under the leadership of the New Canaan superintendent, Bryan Luizzi.  We were

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A Compelling Case for Board Engagement In External Relations

August 22, 2019 0 Comments

In my workshops for school board members, superintendents, and superintendent-aspirants – including the ones I presented at the 2018 NSBA and AASA annual meetings, I make a point of discussing the creative, productive role that board members can play in …

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The Late Senator John McCain and True Humility

July 1, 2019 0 Comments

It seems appropriate, as we approach another Fourth of July celebration to re-post this article that originally appeared almost a year ago.  It’s about a true military hero, stalwart patriot, and man of sterling character, the late Senator John McCain,

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The Virginia Beach Public Schools and Naval Air Station Oceana: Partners in Innovation

June 28, 2019 0 Comments

This article and the accompanying podcast featuring Aaron Pence, Superintendent of the Virginia Beach Public Schools, and Captain Chad Vincelette, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Oceana, were originally published at this blog a year ago.  Since this is one

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3 Quick Fixes that Won’t Corral the Rogues on Your School Board

June 20, 2019 0 Comments

The April 4 post at this blog, “What About ‘Rogue’ Board Members?”, talked about tried and true approaches to reining in these trouble makers who march to their own governing tune at their own tempo, with little concern about the …

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Leaders, Teachers, Chief Executives: Birds of a Feather

May 2, 2019 0 Comments

In Chicago recently to present a program for nonprofit chief executives on board-CEO relations, I made a side trip to visit a well-regarded nonprofit corporation, Smith Crossing, a retirement community southwest of the city. During my brief visit, I had …

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Board-Savvy Superintendents Use Ritual as a Board Team Building Tool

April 25, 2019 0 Comments

“The prescribed form or order of conducting a religious or solemn ceremony.” “A ceremonial act or a series of such acts.”

These are two of the definitions of “ritual” in the Second College Edition of the American Heritage Dictionary. In …

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