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Board-Superintendent Involvement in Innovation/Change Management

MASA:    Mastering Strategic Innovation/Change Leadership

April 6, 2021 0 Comments

Last week’s post at this blog features my video interview with Board Chair Andrew Brodie and Executive Director Dr. Tina Kerr of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators, who describe a major strategic change initiative, Launch Michigan.  Our interview …

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Launch Michigan:  MASA Leads Statewide Out of the Box K-12 Innovation and Change

April 2, 2021 0 Comments

As you’ll learn from the video interview I recently recorded with Board President Andrew Brodie and Executive Director Tina Kerr of the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators, Launch Michigan is truly what is known as an “out of the …

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CABE: An Altruistic Connector Extraordinaire During Covid-19

March 15, 2021 0 Comments

Fearsome crises like Covid-19 can all too easily paralyze an organization.  I’ve seen more than one public/nonprofit organization over the years respond to a threatening situation by hunkering down, circling the wagons, reducing expenditures, and generally going on the defensive.  …

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The Change Investment Portfolio:  A Practical Tool For Transformational Change Leaders

November 12, 2020 0 Comments

The November 2 post at this blog features Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent of the Reading School District in Pennsylvania, as a prime example of a new-style K-12 chief executive:  the Transformational Change Leader.  The post describes 5 key attributes of …

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Dr. Khalid Mumin:  Transformational Change leader Extraordinaire

November 2, 2020 0 Comments

The educational leaders reading this blog will definitely want to add Dr. Khalid Mumin’s new book Problem Child (www.WGWPublishing.com/books) to their professional library. Khalid, who serves as Superintendent of the Reading School District, has written a book about …

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Rockford Superintendent Ehren Jarrett:  Finding a Silver Lining in Crisis

April 27, 2020 0 Comments

As the video interview I recorded with Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent of the Rockford Public Schools (Illinois), indicates, he has been a consummate Energizer-in-Chief and master of crisis management during Covid 19.  Working closely with his Board, administrators and faculty, …

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Implementing is a Far Cry From Authorizing in the K-12 Governance Business

January 21, 2020 0 Comments

One of the more egregious errors I made early in my career as a K-12 governance consultant and coach was allowing myself to be pressured into facilitating a daylong board capacity building work session involving all board members and the …

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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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Collaboration Trumps Conflict in the Shaker Heights Schools

October 31, 2018 0 Comments

   This article featuring a podcast by then-superintendent of the Shaker Heights (Ohio) Public Schools, Gregory Hutchings, and John Morris, President of the Shaker Heights Teachers’ Association, was originally posted in September 2015.  We are re-posting it not only because it …

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Thoughts on True Humility and Senator John McCain

August 30, 2018 0 Comments

Thinking about Senator John McCain this morning – along with millions of my fellow Americans and admirers around the world – reminded me of the critical role that character plays in leadership. Whether one agreed with Senator McCain on one …

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