Leadership
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Tom Vander Ark - Quotes and Thoughts
Leadership
Tom is the CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm and one of the leading voices in the upcoming education revolution. I first came across Tom on Twitter, where he is very
For School Leaders, Loftier Goals are Easier to Accomplish
Leadership
We're taught that hard goals are hard and easy goals are easy. Having worked with 300+ schools, I can tell you that this is not the case in the world of education. We've
School Leaders, Burnout and Wellbeing
Leadership
It was 6 am, and I had boarded the plane feeling grumpy and cold due to lack of sleep. "Hopefully, Houston will be sunny," I thought to myself. It would give me a
How to Run a Balanced Scorecard Workshop For Your School's Leadership Team
Leadership
The Balanced Scorecard is a workshop for establishing high-level strategic goals and metrics by which to monitor your school’s progress. It serves as a great team building activity for your school's leadership
The Best School Leaders Believe in Themselves Almost to the Point of Delusion
Leadership
Jim Collins once said that "a big secret among effective leaders is that you can bend the world to your will a surprising amount of the time —most leaders don’t even try,
Tune up Your School
Leadership
You are the first to arrive. You hook up your laptop and prepare to lead your typical Monday management meeting. Your staff starts arriving one by one whispering hesitantly an excuse for being
The 3 Horizons of School Growth
Leadership
Most school heads we talk to are seeking, recurring, healthy, organic growth. We've worked with schools that were consistently able to grow their enrollment and improve their financial standing year over year. Through
How to Prepare Your School for Continuous Change
Leadership
The world of education requires us to evolve more quickly and significantly than ever before. Despite the pressure to change we've found that schools are not getting any better changing. Only 12% of
How Great Schools Align, Streamline Their Strategy, Stay Centered and Accomplish Extraordinary Results
Leadership
Back in late 2015, I was visiting Mary Kay down in New Orleans to help her out with enrollment growth. She'd gone through three years of steady enrollment declines and had hired us
School Entrepreneurship and Traffic Lights
Leadership
I woke up at 6.30am. The rain was rattling against the shutters. My wife was sound asleep; it was my turn to take my son to school. I managed to wake him
Time Management Tips
Leadership
My top 3 time management habits (easy to follow with huge payoff): 1. Writing my top three priorities on a post-it each morning and sticking it to the back of my cell phone.
How To Develop Effective School Leaders
Leadership
Telling principals that leadership drives school performance is a bit like saying that we need oxygen to breathe.           Over 40 percent of schools are preparing to increase investment in leadership development across the
Why the Wellbeing of the School Head Matters
Leadership
It can be easy to put the needs of others before your own when you're the School Head. Teachers, staff, students, parents, and board members all need your attention and care, and it
The Kaizen Way to School Growth
Leadership
Over hundreds of interactions I've had with some of our nation's best schools, I've found that one of the most persistent challenges faced by school leaders is determining how best to grow their
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