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Overview

Written from the unique perspective of school board members who lead and serve districts of all sizes, this book provides succinct, straightforward information that school board members and superintendents can put to immediate use. Eadie explores five key behavioral traits of high-impact school boards: · Concentration on governing above all other board work · Development of the board's capacity to govern · Active participation in leading district strategic change · Meticulous attention to keeping the board-superintendent partnership healthy · Active participation in reaching out a wider community Five Habits of High-Impact School Boards provides school board members, superintendents, senior administrators, foundation executives, and graduate students in schools of education, with practical, thoroughly tested guidance for successful governing work and a board-superintendent partnership that is close, productive, and enduring.

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In this accessible guidebook, Doug Eadie uses his experience working with CE's and boards to identify behavioral traits shared by school boards that have made a difference in their districts. He believes boards should be managed as governing organizations, and a strong board achieves results by targeting high-stakes decisions connected to vision, values, long-range goals, revenue generation, and budget.
Reference and Research Book News
[Eadie] presents the third book in a trilogy providing school board members, superintendents, and senior administrators with practical guidance on building a board's capacity to do high-impact governing and forming a productive, lasting board-superintendent partnership.
American School Board Journal
[explains] the 'five habits' of school boards that exhibit strong leadership and solid board-superintendent relationships....Eadie provides more than a list of shoulds and shouldn'ts for board members. He also offers practical tips for making a school board member's job less onerous.
Ers E-Bulletin
In this accessible guidebook, Doug Eadie uses his experience working with CE's and boards to identify behavioral traits shared by school boards that have made a difference in their districts. He believes boards should be managed as governing organizations, and a strong board achieves results by targeting high-stakes decisions connected to vision, values, long-range goals, revenue generation, and budget.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578861767
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 369,330
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Doug Eadie is the president & CEO of Doug Eadie & Company, a Palm Harbor, Florida firm specializing in nonprofit/public board leadership and the board-CEO partnership. Doug, who has worked with nearly 500 boards and CE's over the past 25 years, is the author of 16 books.

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Table of Contents

Habit 1 Concentrate on governing 1
Habit 2 Develop the capacity to govern 25
Habit 3 Play an active role in leading innovation and change 49
Habit 4 Play close attention to the board-superintendent partnership 71
Habit 5 Reach out externally and internally 93
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