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CEO Notebook  

  • Reports
  • | Research

Context Makes School Data Actionable 4 min read

When presented with purpose, financial data can make all the difference in preparing your school for the road ahead.

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Leaders Are Not Responsible for Success. They Are Accountable for It. 5 min read

Four insights can help us meet the calls for leadership that have only been growing louder in recent years.

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  • Legal
  • | Risk Management

Defending Our Independence 6 min read

If courts deem that independent schools receive federal funds simply due to our tax-exempt status, are we truly independent anymore?

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Spend a Minute Thinking, Gain an Hour’s Insight 4 min read

To enhance productivity and creativity for all employees, consider building in time to zoom out, reflect and refuel at work.

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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Bring Your Whole Self to Work, and Others Will Too 4 min read

As school leaders face another summer of employee “churn,” it is essential to ensure everyone feels comfortable in the school community to improve their chances of retention.

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Membership

Business Officers Make the Best Company 4 min read

As new business officers gathered last week to learn and connect, we were reminded of the incredible community business officers have created.

CEO Notebook  

  • Membership
  • | Planning

NBOA’s New Strategy Begins and Ends With You 5 min read

Member insights were crucial in developing NBOA’s new strategic framework – and we’ll need your feedback today and going forward to assess its progress.

CEO Notebook  

  • Budget
  • | Change Management
  • | Leadership

Low-Cost, High-Impact Innovation 5 min read

As we move away from the forced changes of pandemic years and into intentional innovation, consider a few low- to no-cost efforts successfully undertaken by colleges and universities.

CEO Notebook  

  • Membership

Building a Member-Centric Website 3 min read

We’ve completely overhauled NBOA.org to make it easier for our members to use and engage.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

What Wonder Woman and Workplace Assessment Have in Common 5 min read

Wonder Woman had a complex personality. So might you — and that perspective can help you as an independent school leader.

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World Conflict and the Workplace 4 min read

Global events, like the war in Ukraine, are impacting our workplace, even if the conflict is many thousands of miles away.

CEO Notebook  

  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Key Questions To Combat the Great Resignation at Your School 5 min read

A deep understanding of your school’s talent pool is a competitive advantage.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Announcing the 2022 NBOA Innovation Excellence Award Recipients 4 min read

The selected schools have demonstrated creative new ways to approach maker spaces, endowments and a multi-campus business model.

CEO Notebook  

  • Research

A New Collaborative Chapter for BIIS Illuminates the Path Forward 4 min read

Last year’s collaboration between NAIS and NBOA has resulted in this year’s exceptionally robust set of clean financial and operations data in BIIS.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

When To Think Inside the Box 5 min read

School business leaders can take a page out of improv actors’ rule book to generate creative solutions.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Pause To Celebrate 2021’s Successes 4 min read

Your school’s extraordinary efforts have made an extraordinary impact on your school community.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Lessons from a Musical Genius 5 min read

Three takeaways from Stephen Sondheim’s storied career can help independent schools face another challenging year — with verve.

CEO Notebook  

  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership

The Hybrid Business Office Requires Candor and Care 4 min read

Remote work isn’t in itself an obstacle to building trust among colleagues, but strong results require intentional bridge-building.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Data Collection Made Easier 3 min read

Collaboration between NBOA and NAIS will yield new insights that will help all schools plan strategically.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Every Kind of Leader Has a (Correctable) Blind Spot 4 min read

Whatever your greatest leadership strength is, it can become a liability — that with sufficient attention, you can correct for and bolster.

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