Articles

August 1, 2015

Common Mistakes In The Search Process

There are many ways to lose top flight candidates in a head of school search but three of them could be avoided easily: Failure to clarify […]
August 1, 2015

The Core Principles Of A Successful Search: Advice For Boards And Heads

A few years ago this Consultant published an article about the pitfalls of the head search process and the keys to its success. Littleford & Associates […]
August 1, 2015

The Head Search, School Culture and Trust in the Consultant

Most independent school trustees view a head search as the most important and time consuming task that they will ever undertake in that role. In fact […]
August 1, 2015

Fascinating Facts About Internal Succession

Many school heads and some boards know that still today up to 70% of all heads are fired, most often meaning that their contracts are not […]
August 1, 2015

The Search and the Departing Head: Valued or Forgotten?

The manner in which a board treats an outgoing head could impact substantially the nature and success of the search for his or her successor. A […]
August 1, 2015

Doubts At The Altar: When Searches Fail

The miscalculations and mistaken assumptions surrounding many searches can mask serious underlying issues that may jeopardize landing the candidate of choice, undermine a new head or […]
August 1, 2015

Retirement Planning For Heads Of School: Some Useful Tools To Get There

In interviewing over 50,000 teachers worldwide in the past 20 years on the topic of their compensation, over 95% of them could not relate their exact […]
August 1, 2015

Powerful Elements of the Head Search Process: The Risks of Transitions

Among the key ingredients to a successful search and a smooth transition of leadership are: Avoiding the natural “trap” of choosing a new head who is […]
August 1, 2015

The Next Generation Of Heads

There appears to be a plethora of ambitious young men and women who have the urge to lead and believe they can head a school as […]
August 1, 2015

Is It "The End"? And If So, Then What?

The lifespan of a head at any one independent school is relatively short. According to research by Littleford & Associates, an inordinately high percentage of all […]