Leadership

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Every Kind of Leader Has a (Correctable) Blind Spot

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

CEO Notebook  

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

When Politics Knocks, Answer with Mission

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

  • Boards and Trustees
  • | Leadership

5 Minutes with Rose Neubert: More Voices Lifted

NBOA’s 2021–23 board chair shares how diverse visions are helping shape a stronger future for her school.
9 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Collective Effervescence

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

Rising Higher: Strategies to Strengthen the Business Office Pipeline This item is protected.

Tapping and cultivating internal talent can lead to strong new business office leaders.
14 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

A Long View on Leadership

Our schools will need strong business office leadership far beyond our current crises.
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  • Leadership
  • | Professional Development

How Is a Business Office Built? This item is protected.

Results from a recent survey suggest business office staffing is based on number of responsibilities more than budget size.
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  • Change Management
  • | Diversity and Inclusion

DEI Transformation This item is protected.

How to build consensus, maintain energy and remain mission-aligned when your school faces questions regarding its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
10 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

The Future of Virtual Governance

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

CEO Notebook  

  • Leadership

Burnout Is a Problem. Collaboration May Be the Answer.

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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After School  

  • Leadership

After School: A Passion for the Pitch

Coaching youth soccer has helped this chief financial officer forge deeper connections with his colleagues and students.
3 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Change Management
  • | Culture

New (Fiscal) Year, New Mindset

If we want to power forward with change and innovation, as we learned we could last year, we might try thinking more like a scientist.
5 min read
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5 Minutes with  

  • Crisis Management
  • | Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

5 Minutes with Chris Lukach: Pivotal Moments

When communicating about difficult issues, do not aim to avoid conflict but rather strive to convey the school's work and the spirit in which it is done.
8 min read
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  • Human Resources
  • | Leadership

Developing Future Leaders from Within

Succession planning and opportunities for internal advancement can make for smooth transitions and sustained leadership.
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  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • | Leadership

Back in Action at BOI

Last week, from June 21-24, 50 new and relatively new business officers met to learn and connect during NBOA’s first virtual Business Officer Institute. While the program was concentrated compared to previous years, to m
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  • Leadership
  • | Technology

Award Winner Spotlight: Quentin Voyles, Saint Edward's School

Voyles has formed strong and trusting relationships with faculty, which has led to piloting new classroom technologies and continual improvements in delivering education.
2 min read

CEO Notebook  

  • Culture
  • | Leadership

Until We Meet Again

The next generation of business officers is making connections virtually this week. How will we be meeting and learning from each other next year?
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  • Leadership
  • | Pandemic

Post-Pandemic Opportunities This item is protected.

School business leaders have learned and innovated their way through the pandemic. Now they are looking ahead to how that experience helps shape the “next normal.” Which changes to school business and operations are here
20 min read
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  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Jennifer Cody Murphy, Hilton Head Preparatory School

Cody Murphy played a foundational role in the development of business office practices that have helped her school grow over the past three decades.
2 min read
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  • Leadership

Award Winner Spotlight: Sue Pacini, Ruffing Montessori School

Throughout her 35-year career, Pacini has strived to create best-in-class financial policies and practices at her school.
2 min read

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