August 24, 2023

Head Compensation: The Law and the Process

Prior to the passage of the Intermediate Sanctions Act in 1996, the general population had no knowledge of IRS regulation of nonprofit executive compensation including that […]
August 24, 2023

The Parental Onslaught on School Governance and Its Toll on Heads of School

Parents have a right to expect appropriate transparency just as schools have the right to manage the school setting safely. For independent and international schools, the […]
August 24, 2023

Managing Head of School Transition and Succession

NAIS recently published a survey that indicates that many heads depart in their first few years due to a misunderstanding with their boards about expectations, goals, […]
August 24, 2023

Head Compensation: The Lay of the Land

Most independent and international boards do not engage in timely head of school benchmarking and compensation analysis even though all nonprofits are bound by the Intermediate […]
August 24, 2023

Succession Planning: The Time Has Come

In the corporate world, succession planning is the norm. Boards expect the business leaders who are accountable to them to plan for the succession of the […]
August 24, 2023

The Vaccination Wars Continue: How Do our Schools Respond? 

Heads and board leaders continue to find themselves in troubled waters on the topic of vaccination and masking protocols. When you include the continuing cultural wars […]
August 24, 2023

Strategic Planning: Managing Rising Stakeholder Voices and Expectations

Many schools’ strategic plans from the prior three years are no longer relevant, vaguely remembered, only partially implemented, or simply no longer making sense in the […]
August 24, 2023

What Did We Forget and Why?  The Consequences of Rapid Board Turnover

Most nonprofit independent and international school boards suffer from the loss of institutional memory due to the turnover of board members. Board turnover usually results from […]
August 24, 2023

Following a Long Term Head

There may not be many long term heads these days, although there should be. Following one can be a challenge for the successor unless the successor […]
Following a Long Term Head
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