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February 13, 2013

Cage-Busting Leadership & the Halfway School Reform Agenda

I've little to say on the President's SOTU last night, or on Sen. Rubio's response.more interesting to me is that yesterday was the official launch date for my new book, Cage-Busting Leadership.

February 06, 2013

Four Traps for Leaders to Avoid

Well, a particular challenge for "cage-busting" is the four self-imposed traps that ensnare many leaders.

February 04, 2013

Optimizing & Rethinking

There are two strategies when it comes to using resources more effectively and "stretching the school dollar": optimizing and rethinking.

January 30, 2013

Cage-Busting Leadership

We have done a poor job of equipping leaders to address these challenges; squeeze the most value out of scarce funds; and to make the fullest use of twenty-first-century talent, tools, and technology. Cage-Busting Leadership is one modest attempt to help us do better.

June 15, 2012

John Henry Is Not a Role Model: Four Tips for Edu-Leaders

I'm getting close to finishing up my Cage-Busting Leadership book for Harvard Ed Press (it'll be available this coming February). One point that comes up again and again as I work on the text and talk to school and system leaders is the degree to which we've encouraged a leadership culture where lea...

March 19, 2012

Less Sympathy, More Empathy

Educators and "reformers" have a knack for sympathy. They feel for the kids, decry achievement gaps, and remind us that we need to do better. Champions of reform are intent on building cultures that "put kids first" and that remind everyone "it's about the kids." As one impassioned twenty-somethi...

February 29, 2012

Cage-Busting Leadership

As some readers may know, I'm well along on my next book. Tentatively titled Cage-Busting Leadership, it's due to Harvard Ed Press in July and you can expect to see it out early next year. The title may be a bit weird, but the premise is simple: I believe that two things are true. It is true, a...

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