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.
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.
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?
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.
"We're an innovative school where teachers and families love to connect. They constantly tell us how excited they are about our curriculum and commitment to excellence. but we just aren't growing. We need help!"
The call came in a few months ago while we were preparing to teach a Servant Leadership workshop at the SAIS Summer Institute. Frustrated by lackluster results, the administrators on the phone were eager to figure out the root causes and find a path forward.
This week Tammy and I had the privilege of leading workshops in Nice, France, for admissions professionals from international schools across Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.
We learned about the challenges that are limiting their growth and shared strategies for building stronger engagement with faculty and families.
You may be interested in learning what they identified as their challenges to grow this year.