Articles

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 […]
August 1, 2015

Branding is Powerful: Proven Strategies

Your mission statement counts, but only if it can be readily known and interpreted. A prominent Canadian School for boys has a “tagline” that is also […]
August 1, 2015

Beneath the Surface: Trends in International Schools

The Trends Having recently spent nearly eight weeks in China, India, Jordan and Peru working with some prominent international school clients, I have come away with […]
August 1, 2015

More Marketing Bang For The Buck

How does a school reduce an often overblown mission statement containing overused words to less than five to seven pithy, powerful and memorable ones? How does […]
August 1, 2015

Beneath The Surface: What The Numbers Reveal

Recently several schools have retained Littleford & Associates to assess worldwide workload patterns, length of school day and many aspects of how they manage their income […]
August 1, 2015

Compensation And Tuition Setting: The Message Is Mixed

Many schools did not raise tuition for 2009-2010 but others did by 5-8% or more. A few schools pulled principal away from their endowment to bridge […]