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The Most Productive Way to Schedule Your Day

Human Resources | Research on productivity shows that taking breaks is vital to sustaining your attention for long periods of time. The key to productivity is fewer interruptions suggests psychological researcher Larry Rosen, Ph.D., as cited by the American Psychological Association’s ...


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What’s in Your 100-Day Plan?

Leadership | How can school leaders continue creating change within their organizations? “Diversity is about counting the numbers, inclusion is about making the numbers count. Diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice — we have to be intentional about including people,” said Cynt...


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A Hopeful Outlook

CEO Notebook | Our collective, never-ending recognition of the past year as the most challenging, exhausting and memorable of our entire professional careers may soon be in for a reversal of fortune. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO At first, one could...


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After School: Community Connections

Leadership | Providing volunteer leadership in sports and other pursuits has taught this business officer diverse lessons. By Michael McKitish, The Peddie School Just as any independent school strives for financial balance, I have always believed in finding an equilibrium between my...


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Mission & Motivation: Next Generation Investors

Leadership | Sharing real funds with students and mentoring their business and investment acumen has literally paid dividends, in the $100,000s. Article by David Wright and Greg Malkin, University School From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Feature image: Greg...


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5 Minutes with Patrick Schuermann: Leading Outside the Box

Leadership | Successful leadership requires knowing your default style and strengthening other approaches to meet each moment most effectively. Interview by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Patrick J. Schuermann is the founding director of the Master...


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Listening is Leadership

CEO Notebook | When school leaders listen in focused and systematic ways, they can help their teams broaden their contributions and create conditions for creative confidence. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO If you were able to participate in all, or part,...


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Strategies: Diversifying the Senior Leadership Team

Human Resources | Through concerted hiring efforts, senior leadership at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is nearly half people of color. Article by Cecily Garber From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Since its founding 50 years ago, Crossroads School for...


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Projections: Powering the Flywheel

Projections | As light from the tunnel’s end comes into focus, our charge is to maintain the spirit of innovation through the pandemic’s final stages and beyond. From the March/April 2021 Net Assets magazine Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO As we near...


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NBOA's 2021 Annual Meeting Charts a New Strategy for the Future

Leadership | The trends and events of this past year reminds us that change is a constant in our profession and across the educational, social, economic, and political landscape. Feature image: Closing keynote speaker Cynt Marshall, CEO of the Dallas Mavericks, leads NBOA Annual Meeting...