Excellent Starts When Average Stops

Posted by Scott Barron on May 21, 2021 4:19:56 PM

Putting "Excellence" on the website or in the mission statement doesn't make it true. Excellence starts with a resolute commitment to stop doing average. 

Stop doing what average schools do.
Stop doing what average leaders do. 

Your calling as an educator is one to Excellence, not average!

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Tags: Leadership, Strategy, Leadership Retreat

Leadership Happens in the Transitions

Posted by Scott Barron on May 7, 2021 9:33:16 AM

2020-21 was a big year for leadership growth among administrators and boards. The culture and brand of the school are most vulnerable during these high-stress periods.

We've seen so many institutions refocus on the human aspect of school leadership to rekindle their joy and work together on the factors that most contribute to excellence. 

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Tags: School Culture, Leadership, Leadership Resiliency

Educators are Negotiators (and More)

Posted by Scott Barron on Feb 2, 2021 9:44:42 AM

Undeveloped negotiation skills contribute to the downfall of too many educators, but these are skills that can be easily learned and mastered. You can be a problem solver who creates win-win conversations and agreements rather than competitive situations that force 
winners and losers.

Learn more about negotiating skills, exciting new technology solutions, and support for the self-managed head search.

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Tags: Board Culture, Leadership

What's Your Leadership Report Card for 2020?

Posted by Scott Barron on Dec 29, 2020 2:18:50 PM

What's your leadership report card for 2020 that will build confidence with your board, faculty, and families? 

Your communications about this year may say that you managed to survive--or you could demonstrate through the evidence of your data that you achieved your growth plan and are now ready to conquer 2021. 

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Tags: Board Culture, Leadership

Stop Ignoring the Warning Signs

Posted by Scott Barron on Oct 23, 2020 9:38:17 AM

A dangerous deficit has emerged in the leadership of schools, and it is a major limiting factor in the ability to successfully adapt to the realities of facing educators today. Stop ignoring the warning signs--if action isn't taken soon, the long-term damage will be severe. 

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Tags: Leadership

The Power of Progress

Posted by Scott Barron on Oct 7, 2020 8:35:52 AM

What's next in your Growth Plan?

That's the question your board and stakeholders are asking even as the struggle against the pandemic and other challenges continues to consume your time and resources. They need to know that you're taking them somewhere they want to go. 

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Tags: Leadership

SIX Traits Thriving Schools Have in Common

Posted by Scott Barron on Sep 16, 2020 10:27:40 AM

From their research of school growth and performance over the first half of 2020, The Fordham Institute shared, "Five things schools thriving during Covid-19 have in common."

These traits offer valuable insight, and we added one more that is critically important for those administrators who want to sustainably thrive. 


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Tags: School Culture, Leadership

School Ambassador Test

Posted by Scott Barron on Aug 17, 2020 10:31:07 AM

Testing is a big deal these days. Testing for a contagious disease. Testing for student progress. How about a school ambassador test?

Your school needs board members, employees, families, and donors to test positive for willingly and energetically sharing your story with others. 

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Tags: School Culture, Enrollment, Board Culture, Leadership, Relationships

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, Strategy

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