CEO Notebook

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Leadership

Great Minds Work in Pairs

Finding your go-to workplace partner(s) is key to bringing meaningful change to your school or organization.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Morale Boosters on a Budget

Regularly recognizing small wins can have a significant impact on staff wellbeing and retention.
5 min read
awards 2024

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Congratulations to the 2024 NBOA Award Recipients!

This year’s recipients have demonstrated exceptional integrity, expertise and effective collaboration.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Homage to “The Holdovers”

A fictional boarding school in the 70s gets big screen treatment, and school business impacts every piece of the action.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Cheers to Camaraderie in 2023

Amidst the holiday cheer, the NBOA staff reflect on a year of accomplishments, celebrating milestones and setting a course for the future.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Employment
  • | Leadership

Our Sometimes Forgotten Hiring Advantage

In a hot labor market, independent schools’ mission offers a distinct advantage over non-educational employers.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Boards and Trustees
  • | Leadership

Curiosity Creates the Leader

Curiosity may be school leaders’ number one trait to guide our schools through increasingly unpredictable waters.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

Prompted To Lead

Honing our use of generative AI was just one of many takeaways from this year’s NBOA Leadership Academy gathering in Nashville.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Healing and Humor in Atlanta

A message of humor and inspiration from 2024 NBOA Annual Meeting Speaker Bertice Berry.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Compliance
  • | Employment

Sound Off On Overtime Rules, Again

NBOA and NAIS are advocating to ensure proposed changes to FLSA overtime rules do not threaten the viability of our schools.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Winning Buy-In for a Better Year

With a focus on impact now, we’ll conclude this new school year with a real sense of accomplishment.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Leading The Ted Lasso Way

Mastering the art of optimism can empower leaders to inspire their teams, navigate challenges with grace and forge a forward-looking organizational culture.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

I Swam with a Shark — and Returned Invigorated

Shark Tank star and entrepreneur Daymond John can inspire all of us to be better leaders.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Meetings and Greetings with Purpose

8 takeaways to make your gatherings — be it a staff meeting, board retreat or birthday celebration — more meaningful.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Retiring with Impact: 3 Keys to a Smooth Transition

The former chief operations officer at Sandy Spring Friends School and new director of operations share how they’ve managed the handoff.
4 min read
BOI 2023 group photo

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership
  • | Membership

Southern Comfort, National Connections

When newer business officers connect with experienced colleagues and each other, it moves all of our schools forward.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Membership

Help Us Help You

Findings from the 2022 NBOA annual membership survey are in. And your voice is needed once again to make NBOA work for you.
4 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Research

Mobilizing Your School with Data

If you feel like you’re drowning in school data, remember: metrics aren’t strategy — and there are tools to help you make the most of it.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership
  • | Membership

BIG IDEAS for Independent School Business Innovation

Teacher retention, shared services and an alternative school year calendar are just some of the areas that this year’s NBOA Leadership Academy cohorts researched.
5 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership
  • | Technology

A(I) Smarter Future?

How can we use ChatGPT and related AI in the independent school business office?
4 min read

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