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Cleveland Heights-University Heights Superintendent Talisa Dixon on Dealing with Dramatic Board Turnover

May 4, 2018 0 Comments

Talisa Dixon

“What can I do at this point?” The beleaguered superintendent in the workshop I was presenting last year on building solid board-superintendent partnerships had just shared a horror story with his colleagues in the room – one that …

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The Miami Lighthouse Partners With the Miami Dade County Schools in the Pre-K Arena

April 18, 2018 0 Comments

Virginia Jacko and I tell her incredible true story in our book The Blind Visionary (www.GovernanceEdge.com):   losing her eyesight while serving as a senior financial executive at Purdue University; starting all over as a vocational rehabilitation student at …

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“Policy Governance:” Another Insidious Foe of a Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership

April 9, 2018 0 Comments

       Beware of Insidious Foes

I found presenting my “Building a Rock-Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership” workshop at NSBA’s annual conference in San Antonio on April 6 tremendously energizing.  Standing for three hours can be wearing, of course, but the constant stream of …

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King Richard III: A Case for Aggressive Image Building

April 2, 2018 0 Comments

And therefore since I cannot prove a lover to entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain and hate the idle pleasures of these days. Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous….

Ah, King Richard III:   how …

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Harnessing the Power of Ownership: Overwhelming Approval of Highline Schools Capital Facilities Bond

March 28, 2018 0 Comments

I learned about …

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Naked in the Public Eye: Talking With Superintendent/Author Oliver Robinson

March 12, 2018 0 Comments

Oliver Robinson

If you’d like to know how Superintendent Oliver Robinson came up with the intriguing title “Naked in the Public Eye” for his new book, listen to the podcast Oliver and I recorded last week for this blog.

Naked

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Involving Students in District Governance at Leyden High School District 212

March 3, 2018 0 Comments

Self-appointing nonprofit boards that fill their own seats (for example, chambers of commerce, economic development corporations, private colleges, and social service providers) have over my quarter-century in the nonprofit/public leadership arena by design become steadily more diverse and representative. The …

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It’s Never Been Easier To Publish Your Own Book, So Go For It!

February 22, 2018 0 Comments

Doug Eadie

“Have you thought about publishing your own books?” No I hadn’t, and, to be honest, the question took me aback when I heard it a decade ago.  I was chatting with a long-time colleague, Tom Berger, about the …

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The Demand Side of Succession Planning: Ripe for Board Involvement

February 16, 2018 0 Comments

    Doug Eadie

What a great week it’s been!  I was privileged to spend four hours Tuesday morning in Nashville, presenting a workshop (“The Board-Savvy Superintendent”) for – and interacting with – participants in AASA’s National Superintendent Certification Program.  I can’t …

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Demonstrating Your Board Savvyness

February 9, 2018 0 Comments

    Doug Eadie

Experience has taught me – and I’m sure many if not most of this blog’s readers – that the more board-savvy its superintendent, the more effective a school board is likely to be as a governing body and …

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