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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

The Path to School Dysfunction is Paved with Board Intentions

Posted by Scott Barron on Dec 17, 2019 9:09:57 AM

Few board members have bad intentions at heart, but all of the dysfunction in education can be traced back to good intentions gone awry.

They really meant well, but they underestimated the complex ecosystem of relationships that comprise a school and the unintended consequences that resulted from their decisions.

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Tags: Board Culture, School Board

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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