SCHOOL GROWTH BLOG

The Competitive Advantage of Proximity

Posted by Scott Barron on Jul 6, 2020 11:53:45 AM

While some experts have advocated for a three-pronged approach to school competitive strategy around Price, Product, and Process, even greater market advantage is gained through the development of Proximity.
Families are far more attracted by your school's ability to form deep, emotional relationships with them than any other factor.

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Tags: Administration, Marketing, Strategic Plan

Are We Supposed to be Thoughtful or Busy?

Posted by Scott Barron on May 28, 2020 8:27:25 AM

"Are we supposed to be thoughtful or busy?"
That important question was asked by a board member at a recent Leadership Retreat we facilitated. Balancing activity with mindfulness will always be a challenge for school leaders, especially in times of such overwhelming change and fierce competition. 

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Tags: Administration, Board Culture, School Board, Leadership Retreat

Administrators with Military Service Growing Schools

Posted by Scott Barron on May 25, 2020 9:54:00 AM

School administrators come from different professional backgrounds: Some from the classroom, some from business, some from military service, etc.

This week we celebrate two post-military service leaders who have distinguished themselves with success in growing schools into places where teachers and students can thrive.

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Tags: Administration

Are You Planning for Success or Just Hoping for it?

Posted by Scott Barron on Jul 31, 2018 8:40:21 AM

Today we're hosting a Leadership Retreat at Spartanburg Day School (SC). They have a very talented team of administrators that is determined to achieve at an even higher level. That starts, of course, with an accurate planning process that has one important practice that increases the probability of success.

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Tags: School Innovation, Administration, Leadership, Leadership Retreat

ATL Innovation Workshop Offered Diversity of Mission and Learning

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 15, 2017 12:03:00 PM

This week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, a group of schools gathered in Atlanta to participate in our Innovation Workshop, developing a tactical plan to achieve remarkable results by September 30th. Here are a few highlights from this workshop.

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Tags: Administration

Sustainable Energy for the School Board

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 7, 2017 9:36:00 AM

It was late on a Friday afternoon in southern California. The sky was crystal clear with a light breeze. Under such ideal conditions, going inside a building for a school board retreat is difficult because your mind keeps urging to linger outside a little longer. 

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Tags: Administration, Board Assessment, Board Culture

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