Articles

February 27, 2020

Marketing the Mission to Full Enrollment

Even in this age of social media, positive word of mouth remains a powerful recruitment strategy for independent schools that are seeking to deepen their applicant […]
February 27, 2020

The Entry Challenge

When new heads are hired from the outside, boards often give them very ambitious goals. Boards are excited for change, but overly ambitious goals usually mean […]
December 4, 2019

The Whole Package

Most teachers, in our experience, when asked the value of their total compensation package, focus on the cash portion of their compensation. What do they leave […]
December 4, 2019

The Key Questions to Ask when Undertaking Strategic Planning

The key questions for boards and heads considering a process of strategic planning are these: 1. Are we undertaking strategic planning now just because the accrediting […]
December 4, 2019

The Importance of Healthy Faculty Cultures

Recently this Consultant walked into the library of a client school where I was helping this school review mission-based compensation, evaluation and benefit systems.  I passed […]
December 4, 2019

Why Heads are Wary of Executive Sessions

This Consultant spoke recently to a new Head who followed an ousted Head and began making changes before creating sufficient political capital with constituents. The Board […]
December 4, 2019

Never Ignore Head Compensation Planning

Littleford & Associates has helped boards benchmark the compensation for thousands of school heads worldwide since 1983. Many of these schools retain us annually or every […]
November 19, 2019

John Littleford Featured in Taipei American School’s Fall 2019 Window Magazine

John Littleford spoke to TAS parents about defining excellence in independent/international schools. He also conducts annual governance workshops for the TAS Board of Directors. Read the […]
September 2, 2019

When the Board Becomes the Problem

A particularly dangerous moment arrives when a normally supportive board member(s) with power, charisma, and sometimes resources, breaks from the general board consensus about a key […]
September 2, 2019

Building Morale: The Importance of STAFF not Only Faculty Compensation

Littleford & Associates has worked with almost 3000 schools in 30 years to help them design mission-based salary systems that focus on workload, salary system models […]