Free chapters for Superintendents: How to Run Effective Board Meetings

How do you ensure that each board meeting is more effective than the last one? How do you ensure that the best decisions are made? Chapter 6 in the insightful book for superintendents, The Hero Maker: How Superintendents Can Get their School Boards to Do the Right Thing by Ryan Donlan and Todd Whitaker can show you how. And what about the days in between board meetings? In chapter 7, the authors emphasize the importance of cultivating positive relations with board members year-round and provide helpful tips to do just that.

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More about The Hero Maker:

Learn how to turn your school board members into heroes by helping them make smart, worthwhile decisions that they will deserve to brag about. In this much-needed book, Ryan Donlan and Todd Whitaker offer practical strategies to help superintendents develop better working relationships with their boards. You’ll discover how to:

  • reconnect board members to the real purpose of education, despite their agendas
  • work with your board more effectively during meetings and at times in between
  • guide board members into more productive roles when they overreach beyond policymaking
  • connect and communicate with board members regardless of personality
  • encourage board members to play to their strengths
  • start each school year undefeated and know when it is time to move on.

Each chapter contains hero-making tips to help you get started. The book also includes a special feature on board personalities and the Process Communication Model ® (PCM), a method that will make it easier to avoid miscommunication with board members. With this practical book, you'll be able to overcome the challenges of the superintendent–board relationship so that your board can make better decisions for those who matter most—the students.

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  • The Hero Maker

    How Superintendents Can Get their School Boards to Do the Right Thing, 1st Edition

    By Ryan Donlan, Todd Whitaker

    Learn how to turn your school board members into heroes by helping them make smart, worthwhile decisions that they will deserve to brag about. In this much-needed book, Ryan Donlan and Todd Whitaker offer practical strategies to help superintendents develop better working relationships with their…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge

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