Articles

August 1, 2015

Improving Faculty Cultures: Touching The Heart And Soul Of Schools

An independent school unionized recently because the faculty was fearful of losing some cherished rights and benefits that new leadership had questioned. The benefits included teaching […]
August 1, 2015

Understanding Faculty And School Cultures

Not long ago, I was invited to conduct a workshop on teacher evaluation. The first to enter the room was an experienced teacher. He sat in […]
August 1, 2015

"Managing School Climate-And Not Letting It Manage You!"

The key ingredient in developing and maintaining a healthy school climate is faculty morale. While board, parent and student morale are very important, they tend to […]
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 […]