Opening School in 2020 and Staying Open

Posted by Scott Barron on Jul 30, 2020 12:26:41 PM

We’re looking for every option available to open schools and keep them open for everyone’s benefit, and we recently learned about a new COVID/infectious disease management solution for schools offered through Educator-Resources that is actually very interesting. 

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Tags: Communication, Leadership

News that Matters to Educators June 2020

Posted by Scott Barron on Jun 15, 2020 9:05:36 AM
News that Matters to Educators:

1. Heads Conference reveals confidence in getting back to normal

2. Leaders of a small business in KY just paid $150,000 as a ransom to regain access to their computers and data

3. The U.S. is officially in a recession, and it's expected to be worse than the last one
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Tags: Marketing, Leadership, Growth Plan

Your Culture is Reflected in Your Pattern of Communication

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 27, 2020 8:54:45 AM

As an avid reader of the School Growth blog for many years, I thought that having Scott Barron speak at our annual board retreat would be an excellent way to inspire and challenge our board. We had no idea how fortuitous that training would be, especially what we learned about the Laws of the Grapevine, with the devastating events that unfolded over the next couple of days. 

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Tags: Communication, Leadership, Laws of the Grapevine, Leadership Retreat

Communication Impacts Growth

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 21, 2020 8:58:18 AM

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During leadership retreats and association events over the last few years we facilitated a self-assessment of Organizational Health. Over 90% of these leaders identified Communication to be the discipline that needs the most improvement in order to grow. 

This is especially true in the midst of the uncertainty in our world today. Sustaining culture and relationships is PRIORITY #1, and that requires an even stronger commitment to the communication habits of SEQUENCE, FREQUENCE, and FLOW. 

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Tags: Communication, Leadership, Laws of the Grapevine

The Power of the Grapevine--Part 2

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 20, 2020 4:45:15 PM

(Continued from previous blog article)

I was in the stands cheering at that middle school game, but left shortly thereafter to attend another school event. So I didn't hear the coach's pronouncement about the players and cheerleaders wearing their game uniforms to school on Monday. 

And I underestimated the consequences of failing to train volunteers on our communication protocol that was designed to prevent the eruption that was about to happen.

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Tags: Communication, Leadership, Laws of the Grapevine

The Power of the Grapevine

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 20, 2020 8:28:26 AM

It took me by surprise I must say
When I found out yesterday
Don't you know that I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine

Remember the last time you felt that pain--the embarrassment of hearing news through the grapevine that should have been shared with you directly. That's a feeling that doesn't go away easily. 

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Tags: Communication, Leadership, Laws of the Grapevine

What Will You Accomplish by June 30?

Posted by Scott Barron on Apr 16, 2020 11:43:53 AM

What will you accomplish by June 30 that would advance the quality and sustainability of your school? That's the question your leadership and board should be prepared to answer ASAP!

Free Webinar on how to create a 90-Day Crisis Response Plan


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Tags: Leadership, Leadership Resiliency, Growth Plan

The Dance of the Lemons isn't Limited to Public Schools

Posted by Scott Barron on Jan 20, 2020 8:53:32 AM

For years we've heard about the "The Dance of the Lemons," an unflattering description of the way some public school administrators tend to pass around ineffective teachers from classroom to classroom, school to school. Sadly, this phenomenon is also found in a high percentage of private schools as well. 

Why? What is it about education leadership that enables such a high tolerance of underperformance?

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Tags: Leadership, Faculty

Reliable Predictions for 2020

Posted by Scott Barron on Dec 31, 2019 8:48:42 AM
It's the last day of 2019. What did you learn this year? What went as planned? What didn't? What do you expect for 2020? 
No one knows everything about the future, but I can tell you, without the aid of magic glasses, a few things that I guarantee you will encounter in the year ahead. 
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Tags: Leadership

Have You Completed Your Fall CheckUp?

Posted by Scott Barron on Oct 30, 2019 9:15:26 AM

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, but not only because of the cooler air and changing colors. It's also when powerful learning can happen to support your Strategic Growth Plan.
What questions should you be asking now in order to grow? Below are the key areas in which your leadership team can assess relationships and performance in order to make needed improvements through a Fall CheckUp.

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Tags: Leadership, Strategic Plan

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