"This has Changed my Life!"

Posted by Scott Barron on May 28, 2019 7:11:38 AM

C.D. is the head of a large organization that includes a school, a church, and other community service groups. He has experienced some difficult transitions over the last few years but he's actually grown through these challenges to become a stronger leader.

On a call last week C.D. shared, "What you've taught us about talent and culture has transformed our entire organization--not just the school. Actually, this has changed my life!"

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Tags: Leadership, Strategic Plan, Growth Plan

The Complexities of Schools are REAL

Posted by Scott Barron on May 7, 2019 8:32:15 AM

PK-12 Schools are the most complex organizations in the U.S. economy.

Board members, administrators, parents, and policy makers must understand that the models of leadership and management that may be effective in other businesses and organizations have to be adapted to the extraordinary realities of educational institutions.

Schools are different!


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Tags: Leadership, Strategic Plan

Is Your School Effective at Teaching AND Learning

Posted by Scott Barron on Mar 6, 2019 11:19:48 AM

Is Your School Effective at Teaching AND Learning?

A teaching organization and a learning organization are quite distinct. When the leadership of a school advances as a learning organization, they achieve a sustainable competitive advantage to grow.


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Your Most Valuable Assets aren't on the School Balance Sheet

Posted by Scott Barron on Feb 25, 2019 9:56:19 AM

The most valuable assets of your school aren't on the financial balance sheet. 

Off-balance sheet items are obviously an important concern for the Board and CFO when assessing the school's financial health, but they’re difficult to identify and track. Even more importantly, certain off-balance sheet items have the potential to become hidden liabilities.

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Tags: Leadership Retreat, Strategic Plan, Growth Plan

Critical Decisions to Start Your Growth Plan for 2019-20

Posted by Scott Barron on Feb 16, 2019 10:26:10 PM

Will 2019 be the start of a new season of growth for you and your school? Are you so committed to making this year remarkably successful, that you're resolutely determined to start NOW by making some courageous decisions?

Effective school leadership in a highly competitive market requires a new set of tools and disciplines to sustainably grow. 

Below are five critical decisions you can make immediately to Start Your Growth Plan for 2019-20.

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Tags: Strategic Plan, Growth Plan

Your School is Unique so Plan Accordingly

Posted by Scott Barron on Oct 19, 2018 9:08:22 AM

Data-driven strategic planning is critical in order to uncover and leverage the powerful genius of your school and leadership. Save the “Best Guesses” and “Gut Feelings” for decisions when the stakes aren’t so high.

The future of the school and your career is at stake here.

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Tags: Leadership, Strategy, School Improvement, Strategic Plan, Growth Plan

Your Strategic Plan May Be Killing Your School

Posted by Scott Barron on Sep 20, 2018 12:25:27 AM

What if your strategic plan has actually caused more harm than good? 
Perhaps the board and administration got together for a few days or even spent some months hammering out a long-term plan.

But is it really making a difference? Did the process used to create the plan strengthen relationships, build leadership capacity, and improve the culture?

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Tags: Leadership, School Board, Strategic Plan, Growth Plan

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