Jeffrey Shields' Blog

It’s Time to Commit

Projections | From the archives: How can online learning simultaneously mitigate the financial pressures facing our schools and reinforce our ability to personalize the learning experience? This article originally ...
CEO Notebook | A few tools can help school leaders and the board understand long-term school finances more clearly, talk more productively and act more proactively. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President ...
CEO Notebook | Opportunities await to give back to your colleagues and the profession while growing leadership skills and gaining a national perspective. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...
Projections | Building plans? Don’t wait until groundbreaking to engage with the neighbors. From the May/June 2019  Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO With summer ...

Beware Your Own Expertise

CEO Notebook | Deep knowledge of many fields can help you handle an ever-expanding portfolio, but it can also limit your openness to new ways of thinking. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...
CEO Notebook | Just enough transparency from the business office helps engage key stakeholders in important discussions, but too much can stifle participation and understanding. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE ...
CEO Notebook | Conversations around school mergers have shifted from reactive to proactive. It’s not about failure, but rather preparing for the future. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO ...
CEO Notebook | Between the whirlwind activities of March and May, take some time to think strategically in April.  Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO For this issue of CEO Notebook, ...
Projections | The threats are real. So are the resources, tools, knowledge and expertise that will help you address them. From the March/April 2019 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA ...
CEO Notebook | In San Diego, we learned that bringing creativity, passion and play into a routine of discipline and focus pays off. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO I’m still coasting ...