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August 1, 2015

Leadership Transitions: Strategies To Support A New Head And Maintain School Stability

A Board of Trustees begins the search for a new head of school under of variety of circumstances ranging from the departure of a beloved, long-term […]
August 1, 2015

Head Evaluation: The Risk Of Not Doing It Or Doing It Poorly

A veteran sixteen-year Head noticed that many of his peers were being evaluated by their Boards. He suggested to his own Board that perhaps it was […]
August 1, 2015

Evaluation Of Boards: Self-Reflection In A Healthy School

More than 70% of boards evaluate the head. On the other hand, fewer than 20% of boards undertake any serious or consistent examination of their OWN […]
August 1, 2015

Board Structure: The Plight of the International School

There are many board structures among the 1500 international schools where English is the main or one of the primary languages of instruction around the world. […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part IV: Board Subcommittees – Their Role In Supporting The Mission and Stability of the School

(Part Four of a Four Part Letter on Governance) The long-term stability of the school and the integrity of the school’s mission depends to a great […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part II: The Role of Change in School Instability

(Part Two of a Four Part Letter on Governance) Why are 80% of all heads fired?: The loss of institutional memory. It is very important for […]
August 1, 2015

The Governance Game – Part I: What’s At Risk For Independent Schools

(Part One of a Four Part Letter on Governance) Regaining Institutional Memory Twenty years ago many board members of independent schools served without term limits, and […]
August 1, 2015

Leadership Of Schools And The Longevity Of Heads

There are serious problems in the structure of our boards and our schools that damage their long-term financial and emotional health. This is caused by the […]
August 1, 2015

Performance Pay Can Work In Independent Schools

The Best of Times For Independent Schools Independent schools are experiencing the best of times. Fund raising as well as tuition are going up steadily. Most […]
August 1, 2015

Faculty Salary Systems: Rapid and Systematic Changes in Schools Worldwide

State schools, public schools, independent schools and international schools throughout the world are studying and undertaking dramatic changes in teacher salary systems and structures. These changes, […]