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Board Capacity Builder

Board Committees That Work
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-committees-that-work/

Turning Your School Board Into a Cohesive Governing Team: Part 2
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/turning-your-board-into-a-cohesive-governing-team-part-2/

Turning Your School Board Into a Cohesive Governing Team: Part 1
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/turning-your-school-board-into-a-cohesive-governing-team-part-1/

Involving Students in District Governance at Leyden High School District 212

Involving Students in District Governance at Leyden High School District 212


First the Cake, Only Then the Icing
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/first-cake-icing/

Superintendents Oliver Robinson and Aaron Spence On Building a Cohesive Board Governing Team
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-oliver-robinson-and-aaron-spence-on-building-a-cohesive-board-governing-team/

May the (Centrifugal) Force Not Be With You!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/may-the-centrifugal-force-not-be-with-you/

Don’t Unwittingly Invite Micro-management!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-unwittingly-invite-micro-management/

Performance Oversight Isn’t the Superintendent’s Responsibility Alone
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/performance-oversight-isnt-the-superintendents-responsibility-alone/

Board-Superintendent Collaboration on the Monitoring Front
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-superintendent-collaboration-on-the-monitoring-front/

Don’t Be Seduced By the Siren Song of “Policy Governance”
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-be-seduced-by-the-siren-song-of-policy-governance/

Two Seasoned Leaders On Board Engagement
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/two-seasoned-leaders-on-board-engagement-2/

Board Member Engagement

It’s Curtain Time
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/its-curtain-time/

Engaging Board Members Creatively in Shaping the Annual Budget
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/engaging-board-members-creatively-shaping-annual-budget/

Board Savvy Superintendents

Southern Fairfield County (CT) Superintendents Explore the Governance Frontier at Their High-Impact Governing Work Session
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/590-2/

Capitalizing on Spear Carriers to Preserve Your CEO Line of Credit
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/capitalizing-on-spear-carriers-to-preserve-your-ceo-line-of-credit/

Demonstrating Your Board Savvyness
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/demonstrating-board-savvyness/

Equipping Superintendent-Aspirants To Survive and Thrive In the Governing Arena
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/equipping-superintendent-aspirants-survive-thrive-governing-arena/

Don’t Forget Your Board Chair’s Paycheck
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-forget-your-board-chairs-paycheck/

Wearing Your Diplomat-in-Chief Hat
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/wearing-your-diplomat-in-chief-hat/

Use Spear Carriers To Preserve Your CEO Line of Credit
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/use-spear-carriers-to-preserve-your-ceo-line-of-credit/

Thriving and Surviving As a Superintendent
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/thriving-and-surviving-as-a-superintendent/

Board-Superintendent Involvement in External Relations/Resource Development

Dueling Boards: a Cautionary True Story
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dueling-boards-a-cautionary-true-story-2/

The Virginia Beach Public Schools and Naval Air Base Oceana: Partners in Innovation
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/the-virginia-beach-public-schools-and-naval-air-base-oceana-partners-in-innovation/

King Richard III: A Case for Aggressive Image Building
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/king-richard-iii-case-aggressive-image-building/

Harnessing the Power of Ownership: Overwhelming Approval of Highline Schools Capital Facilities Bond
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/harnessing-power-ownership-overwhelming-approval-highline-schools-capital-facilities-bond/

More on the K-12 Enterprise: Creating Satisfied Indirect Customers
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/k-12-enterprise-creating-satisfied-indirect-customers/

Superintendent Dallas Dance On Making Stakeholder Relations a Top CEO Priority
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendent-dallas-dance-making-stakeholder-relations-top-ceo-priority/

Our Land of Opportunity – Still
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/land-opportunity-still/

Superintendents Leading From Their Bully Pulpit
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-leading-bully-pulpit/

Working Hand-in-Hand For Education In Sand Springs, Oklahoma
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/working-hand-in-hand-for-education-in-sand-springs-oklahoma/

Capitalizing On Your School Board As a Rich Resource In External Relations: the Charlottesville City Schools Story
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/capitalizing-on-your-school-board-as-a-rich-resource-in-external-relations-the-charlottesville-city-schools-story/

Dueling Boards: A Cautionary True Story
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dueling-boards-a-cautionary-true-story/

Should You Get Your Board Involved In Doing Non-Governing Work?
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/should-you-get-your-board-involved-in-doing-non-governing-work/

Board-Superintendent Involvement in Innovation/Change Management

Collaboration Trumps Conflict in the Shaker Heights Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/collaboration-trumps-conflict-in-the-shaker-heights-schools-2/

Thoughts on True Humility and Senator John McCain
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/thoughts-on-true-humility-and-senator-john-mccain/

Superintendent Luvelle Brown: Leading From the Heart as Well as the Head
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendent-luvelle-brown-leading-from-the-heart-as-well-as-the-head/

Getting Your Board-Superintendent Retreat Right
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/getting-your-board/

The Miami Lighthouse Partners With the Miami Dade County Schools in the Pre-K Arena
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/the-miami-lighthouse-partners-with-the-miami-dade-county-schools-in-the-pre-k-arena/

The Demand Side of Succession Planning: Ripe for Board Involvement
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/demand-side-succession-planning-ripe-board-involvement/

Policies Transform Culture in the Ithaca (New York) City Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/policies-transform-culture-ithaca-new-york-city-schools/

Two Preeminent Board Development Change Champions
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/two-preeminent-board-development-change-champions/

Board-Savvy Superintendents Don’t Underestimate Resistance to Governance Change
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-savvy-superintendents-dont-underestimate-resistance-governance-change/

K-12 Enterprise Part 3: Leyden District 212’s Partnership with A 1 Tool Company
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/k-12-enterprise-part-3-leyden-district-212s-partnership-1-tool-company/

Leading the K-12 Enterprise
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/leading-k-12-enterprise/

Dr. Devin Vodicka and 3 Students Discuss Vista USD’s Personalized Learning Initiative
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dr-devin-vodicka-3-students-discuss-vista-usds-personalized-learning-initiative/

Large-Scale Innovation on the Learning Front in the Wilder (Idaho) Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/large-scale-innovation-learning-front-wilder-idaho-schools/

Superintendents Michael Lubelfeld and Nicholas Polyak Talk About “The Unlearning Leader”
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-michael-lubelfeld-nicholas-polyak-talk-unlearning-leader/

Your Values Statement: More Than Meets the Eye
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/values-statement-meets-eye/

The Governing Gold Standard
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/governing-gold-standard/

Another Insidious Foe of a Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/another-insidious-foe-solid-board-superintendent-partnership/

Breaking a Radical New Path To Understanding
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/breaking-a-radical-new-path-to-understanding/

You’ve Got To Be Your District’s Innovator-in-Chief
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/youve-got-to-be-your-districts-innovator-in-chief/

Cleveland Orchestra Miami: A Venerable Performing Arts Institution Leads Strategic Change
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/cleveland-orchestra-miami-a-venerable-performing-arts-institution-leads-strategic-change/

Collaboration Trumps Conflict in the Shaker Heights Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/collaboration-trumps-conflict-in-the-shaker-heights-schools/

Getting and Keeping the Best In Your Classrooms: a Classic Strategic Challenge
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/getting-and-keeping-the-best-in-your-classrooms-a-classic-strategic-challenge/

Are We Accountable For Fostering the Freedom To Fail?
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/are-we-accountable-for-fostering-the-freedom-to-fail/

Measuring What Matters In The Shaker Heights Schools
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/measuring-what-matters-in-the-shaker-heights-schools/

Board-Superintendent Relationship

Joining the International CEO Profession
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/joining-the-international-ceo-profession/

Welcome to the Frontier
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/welcome-to-the-frontier/

Don’t Let Yourself Get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-let-yourself-get-caught-between-a-rock-and-a-hard-place/

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Superintendent Talisa Dixon on Dealing with Dramatic Board Turnover
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/cleveland-heights-university-heights-superintendent-talisa-dixon-on-dealing-with-dramatic-board-turnover/

“Policy Governance:” Another Insidious Foe of a Solid Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/policy-governance-another-insidious-foe-solid-board-superintendent-partnership/

Time to Update and Fine-Tune Your Superintendent Leadership Resolutions
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/time-update-fine-tune-superintendent-leadership-resolutions/

How Ironic!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/how-ironic/

Board-Savvy Superintendents Know That Owners Make For Reliable Partners
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-savvy-superintendents-know-owners-make-reliable-partners/

Board-Savvy Superintendents Take “Caveat Emptor” to Heart
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/board-savvy-superintendents-take-caveat-emptor-heart/

Don’t Over-rely on Human Relations in Building Your Partnership With the Board
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-rely-human-relations-building-partnership-board/

Making Superintendent Evaluation a Powerful Relationship Building Tool
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/making-superintendent-evaluation-powerful-relationship-building-tool/

Kick Off 2017 By Updating Your Superintendent Governance Strategy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/kick-off-2017-updating-superintendent-governance-strategy/

Don’t Get Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-get-caught-rock-hard-place/

Two Really Board-Savvy Superintendents On Board Evaluation of Their Performance
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/two-really-board-savvy-superintendents-board-evaluation-performance/

Don’t Let an Insidious Foe Damage the Partnership With Your Board
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-let-insidious-foe-damage-partnership-board/

Superintendents Jose Espinoza and Nick Polyak on Building a Strong Partnership With the Board
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-jose-espinoza-nick-polyak-getting-ready-work-board/

Keeping the Board Chair-Superintendent Relationship Healthy: Tips From 6 Really Board-Savvy Superintendents
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/keeping-the-board-chair-superintendent-relationship-healthy-tips-from-6-really-board-savvy-superintendents/

We Could Use Some Pillow Talk About Board-Superintendent Partnership Building
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/we-could-use-some-pillow-talk-about-board-superintendent-partnership-building/

Make a Succession Plan Part of Your Superintendent Legacy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/make-a-succession-plan-part-of-your-superintendent-legacy/

Dallas Dance and Dan Domenech on the Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dallas-dance-and-dan-domenech-on-the-board-superintendent-partnership/

Averting Needless and Costly Partings of the Ways
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/averting-needless-and-costly-partings-of-the-ways/

Hillsborough’s MaryEllen Elia on the Board-Superintendent Partnership
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/hillsboroughs-maryellen-elia-on-the-board-superintendent-partnership/

Superintendents Dallas Dance and Pam Shea on Board-Superintendent Interaction
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendents-dallas-dance-and-pam-shea-on-board-superintendent-interaction/

Building a Solid Board President-Superintendent Working Relationship
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/keeping-the-board-superintendent-partnership-healthy/

Superintendent Professional Growth

Talking With Lisa Karmacharya About MASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/talking-with-lisa-karmacharya-about-masas-aspiring-superintendents-academy/

Naked in the Public Eye: Talking With Superintendent/Author Oliver Robinson
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/naked-public-eye-talking-superintendent-author-oliver-robinson/

It’s Never Been Easier To Publish Your Own Book, So Go For It!
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/never-easier-publish-book-go/

David Schuler and Helen Morris on AASA’s Aspiring Superintendents Academy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/david-schuler-helen-morris-aasas-aspiring-superintendents-academy/

Don’t Let Fear Become an Insidious Foe of Board-Superintendent Collaboration
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/dont-let-fear-become-insidious-foe-board-superintendent-collaboration/

Taking the Helm as CEO of Your District
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/taking-helm-ceo-district/

Six Hats That Extraordinary Superintendents Wear
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/six-hats-extraordinary-superintendents-wear/

The Extraordinary CEO as Energizer-in-Chief
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/extraordinary-ceo-energizer-chief/

Demonstrating Your Board Savvy-ness in Board Interview Sessions
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/demonstrating-board-savvy-ness-board-interview-sessions/

Gary Amoroso and Mia Urick on MASA’s Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/gary-amoroso-mia-urick-masas-aspiring-superintendents-academy/

Superintendent Gillian Chapman: Off To a Great Start in Teton County School District #1
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/superintendent-gillian-chapman-off-to-a-great-start-in-teton-county-school-district-1/

Sensible Failure
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/sensible-failure/

The Importance of Smiling at Fear
https://boardsavvysuperintendent.com/the-importance-of-smiling-at-fear/

Doug Eadie

President & CEO of Doug Eadie & Company, Inc., Doug Eadie assists superintendents in building rock-solid partnerships with their school boards.
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