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Building a High-Impact Board-Superintendent Partnership

Building a High-Impact Board-Superintendent Partnership draws on author Doug Eadie’s 30 years of experience helping a wide array of public and nonprofit organizations, including many public school districts, to develop their boards’ governing capacity and to build and maintain solid board-chief executive partnerships that are positive, productive, and lasting. This is not an abstract, theoretical book. Rather, it is replete with practical, tested, real-world guidance aimed explicitly at practitioners: school board members, superintendents, and senior administrators, who can put the guidance to work immediately in their districts. Building a High-Impact Board-Superintendent Partnership is unique in its breadth, containing 11 chapters that address every important facet of K-12 governance and board-superintendent relations.

Governing at the Top: Building A Board-Superintendent Strategic Governing Team

Doug Eadie’s Governing at the Top is both a powerful addition to the K-12 governance literature and a practical guidebook for school board members, superintendents, and senior administrators. Opening with a crystal-clear, eminently practical definition of the work of governing that goes well-beyond the outdated notion of “policy making,” this exciting new book then takes a close look at the key elements involved in building the kind of rock-solid board-superintendent governing partnership that these changing, challenging times demand.

Five Habits Of High-Impact School Boards

This plainspoken, highly readable book is an indispensable resource for school board members, superintendents, and senior administrators who are committed to strong school board leadership and solid board-superintendent partnerships.

Eight Keys To An Extraordinary Board-Superintendent Partnership

Eight Keys opens the door to meaningful school board involvement—in close partnership with the superintendent—in making strategic decisions for their districts, in monitoring district performance and in building relationships with key community stakeholders.

The Board-Savvy Superintendent

Coauthored with Paul Houston, former Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators, this book provides superintendents and senior administrators with detailed, practical guidance in developing the knowledge and skills required to build really close, positive, and productive partnerships with their school boards.

From Jones and Bartlett

Extraordinary Board Leadership: The Keys To High-Impact Governing, Second Edition

The Second Edition of this popular favorite offers even stronger guidance on how to turn your board members into extraordinary leaders and to build a really solid board-CEO partnership. Learn how to take full advantage of your board’s tremendous governing potential by applying Doug’s High-Impact Governing Model. The practical guidance provided in this book is not abstract or theoretical; it has been thoroughly tested in real-life situations and can be put to immediate use in your nonprofit or public organization.
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