CEO Notebook

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.
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

CEO Notebook  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

When Politics Knocks, Answer with Mission 4 min read

Our schools’ missions and values are being put to the test. They should be our guide as we navigate contentious times. 

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Collective Effervescence 4 min read

We have been missing something in our professional development that I am hopeful we can now reclaim, with the appropriate precautions.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

A Long View on Leadership 4 min read

Our schools will need strong business office leadership far beyond our current crises.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

The Future of Virtual Governance 4 min read

We would do well to continue some aspects of digital meetings developed earlier in the pandemic — but not all of them.

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Burnout Is a Problem. Collaboration May Be the Answer. 4 min read

We are facing another tenuous school year with the spread of the Delta variant, but we can lean on each other for support — and new ideas — to help our schools thrive. 

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