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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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Harnessing the Power of Ownership in the Highline Public Schools

March 18, 2019 0 Comments
Harnessing the Power of Ownership in the Highline Public Schools

Turning board members into satisfied owners of their governing work through meaningful engagement in planning and other governing functions is a major theme in my forthcoming book, “Building a High-Impact Board-Superintendent Partnership:  11 Critical Questions You Need to Answer,” which

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

March 7, 2019 0 Comments

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  for this blog.

Naked in the Public Eye

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Transforming a Committee Chair Into a Stalwart Ally

February 26, 2019 0 Comments

The crowning achievement of the school board’s performance monitoring committee during its first year of operation was a complete overhaul of the quarterly financial report to the board, which was unveiled at the fourth meeting of the new fiscal year. …

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Joining the International CEO Profession

January 7, 2019 0 Comments

The following article is excerpted from Chapter Four of  Doug Eadie’s forthcoming book, Building a High-Impact Board-Superintendent Partnership:  13 Critical Questions You Need to Answer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

In my travels around the country, I see growing recognition that …

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Welcome to the Frontier

December 19, 2018 0 Comments

The following article is excerpted from Chapter One of  Doug Eadie’s forthcoming book, Building a High-Impact Board-Superintendent Partnership:  13 Critical Questions You Need to Answer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).

“Raise your hand if you’ve had a really comprehensive, nuts and …

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Superintendent Luvelle Brown: Leading From the Heart as Well as the Head

August 17, 2018 0 Comments

Our colleague Dr. Luvelle Brown is an extraordinary educational leader who values the learning culture in the Ithaca City Public Schools at least as highly as up-to-date educational facilities, technology and methodology. His commitment to what he calls the “culture …

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

July 24, 2018 0 Comments

I learned early in my career – during a five-year stint as chief of staff to the president of a three-campus urban community college – that what formal long-range planning does best is codifying and describing strategies already in place …

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Bake Your Board Cake First, Then Worry About the Icing

June 19, 2018 0 Comments

A sorely disappointed superintendent and I were talking a couple of months ago.  She, her school board, and her senior administrators had gone through an intensive weekend retreat six weeks earlier.  She explained that it’d been put together to address …

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