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Kick Off 2017 By Updating Your Superintendent Governance Strategy

January 3, 2017 2 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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Don’t Let an Insidious Foe Damage the Partnership With Your Board

April 14, 2016 0 Comments

ethereal octopus from the depth (Octopus vulgari)Preparing for the “Board-Savvy Superintendent” workshop I’ll be presenting later this month for the Midlands Superintendents’ Academy at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I was reminded of a sad true story that isn’t all that uncommon in my experience.  …

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Averting Needless and Costly Partings of the Ways

January 22, 2015 0 Comments

DSCN1257The last post at boardsavvysuperintendent.com features an outstanding K-12 leader, MaryEllen Elia, superintendent of the Hillsborough County Schools in Tampa Bay Florida (on the left in the photo of her hosting the CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, …

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The Importance of Smiling at Fear

January 8, 2015 0 Comments
The Importance of Smiling at Fear

 

Last weekend I listened to a four-CD program by an American Buddhist nun, Pema Chodron.  Titled “Smile at Fear,” the program, which was recorded at one of her retreats, counsels, among other things, that the process of surmounting fear …

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