Category : Business and leadership

A Tale of Two Pandemics

The deeper we get into the COVID-19 pandemic, the more it becomes apparent that the deleterious effects of lockdowns, layoffs, business closures, and other restrictions are not borne equally by all sectors of the economy. Some, particularly those whose work … READ MORE

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COVID is Beyond the Political Now

According to the data tracked by Worldometers and the Johns Hopkins University, the United States is poised to pass the 200K death mark from COVID-19 tomorrow. That is a staggering number by any logic. It is as if a city … READ MORE

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Can the Means be a Mission?

Finishing a strategy workshop today for a school where one of the topics was about identity—what are we as a school—prompts a reflection on the overlooked importance of an animating idea for all organizations. An animating idea causes the school … READ MORE

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Don’t Turn a Crisis into a Catastrophe

As a new, but extraordinary, school year gets underway in the Global North, we want to remind board members of the lives their heads of school find themselves living. Education is one of the most rhythmic and cyclical of industries. … READ MORE

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How Long Is the Long Tail?

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting some industries more than others. Arts, entertainment, recreation, and restaurants are among the hardest hit industries while technology flourishes in a WFH era. This chart, drawing on research by McKinsey and Oxford Economics, a … READ MORE

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Time to Rethink Governance

It is July 31, and the world is now well into the second half of the first year DCE–During the COVID Era. Along with mastering new recipes, watching and listening to dozens of podcasts and webinars, and figuring out how … READ MORE

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