July 9, 2024

PLANNING FOR YOUR NEW HEADSHIP WHETHER OR NOT THIS IS YOUR FIRST  

Most boards embrace a head of school search enthusiastically. Searches are exciting and usually transformative. Because they are also time-consuming and often exhausting, most boards do […]
June 18, 2024

WHY ARE CEO TYPES SO RARE ON OUR SCHOOL BOARDS? 

A first-time, young Head of an independent School arrived at a somewhat floundering school and inherited a Board of 18 dedicated, caring professionals in middle management […]
June 4, 2024

Faculty and Staff Are Increasingly Feeling that Some Benefits are Discriminatory

School surveys of faculty and staff generally reveal that they value most highly their health, retirement, and tuition reduction/remission benefits and in the overseas and boarding […]
May 22, 2024

What is “Political” and What is “Personal” about The Relationship of School Heads with their Chairs and their Boards?

For years, everyone has heard about the head/chair partnership, and how it is the cornerstone of the health of the board, or that at times it […]
January 20, 2024

The Basics of Healthy Board Governance: Honoring Channels and Boundaries

Healthy board governance begins with understanding the difference between what falls under the purview of policy versus management and strategic versus operational. What are the gray […]
January 18, 2024

To Board Chairs Everywhere: Good, Unfortunate and Terrible Ways to End the Head’s Relationship with a School 

Given the generally sad state of head of school turnover worldwide, perhaps it is time to have a candid conversation with chairs and prospective chairs about […]
September 21, 2023

How The Personality of a Board Chair Affects Board Governance

Over the years, this Consultant has met board chairs who cared deeply about their role, the school and their heads of school and the families of […]
September 21, 2023

Seeking The “Light” in the Polarized Environment in Independent Schools

The Backdrop At a recent strategic planning workshop, a board member asked: “What are the key themes affecting independent schools nationwide?” One is the underlying tone […]
August 24, 2023

Becoming And Remaining A Healthy Board: The Rules Of Engagement

How do boards of independent and international schools and other nonprofits become and remain “healthy?” That means that these boards know how and are able to […]
Becoming And Remaining A Healthy Board: The Rules Of Engagement
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