May 2, 2024

Why is Head Tenure So Short?

One of the cardinal tenets of healthy board governance is that the combination of long-term, supportive board chairs and long-term board members produces long-term heads. This […]
April 16, 2024

The Head of School Search: Why Is Internal Succession Planning Working Better than External Succession?

In our experience both processes can work but the statistics are powerfully on the side of appointing an internal candidate. Almost 90% of international and US […]
April 9, 2024

Mobilize Your Parents For the Right Reason

Today, most schools are feeling the passion and some intrusion from parents happy to be back on campus, and they are even more engaged in trying […]
February 27, 2024

Head of School Searches: Where Passion and Governance Meet

Selecting a new head of school is a momentous task that creates not only excitement and passion but intricate governance challenges. Since hiring, compensating, rewarding, and […]
February 20, 2024

HOW YOU COMPENSATE TEACHERS HAS A PROFOUND EFFECT UPON THEIR BEHAVIOR OVER TIME

Why Mission Based Salary Systems are Crucial Since NAIS first published our book, “Faculty Salary Systems in Independent Schools” for the first time in 1983, over […]
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 […]
December 5, 2023

WHAT IS A PHILOSOPHY OF COMPENSATION… AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

All schools are under pressure to pay more dollars to teachers, both to those currently employed and to those being recruited from the marketplace. Independent and […]
November 2, 2023

Strategic Planning Initiatives Worldwide: What are Parents and Teachers Saying? 

When Littleford & Associates conducts strategic planning assignments worldwide there are common, very important themes that keep emerging.  They come from focus groups and one-on-one interviews […]
September 21, 2023

How Important is the Well-being of the Head’s Family to a Search?

More important than you may think. If your school is conducting a head search, then be aware at the front end of the importance of understanding […]
How Important is the Well-being of the Head’s Family to a Search?
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