Category : Evaluation

When Less is More: Progressive Teaching in Practice

An opinion piece by Lisa Scottoline in yesterday’s New York Times about her experience years ago of having Philip Roth as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania beautifully describes great teaching style. The approach Roth, already luminously famous by the … READ MORE

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Exceptional Leaders Do It Both Ways

This item from theweek.com illustrates the tension at the heart of effective organizational leadership. Successful execution–getting a group of people to do things right–requires conscientiousness, a linearity of focus, dependability and punctuality–whereas successful innovation requires messiness, divergent thinking, and rapid … READ MORE

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Leadership and Rocket Science

Twenty years of leadership development in the academic world has taught me that independent and international school headship isn’t rocket science. It’s harder. There are more variables, and many of the variables have independent minds and wills of their own. … READ MORE

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What Really Works

Kuala Lumpur–Interesting how what generates buzz outside the US is rarely the same thing as what preoccupies leaders inside. McKinsey & Co. recently released a report entitled, “How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better,” using PISA scores … READ MORE

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The Future is Fast Arriving for Global Higher Education

Observing while on travel to Bucharest and Luxembourg the near-concurrent release of three respected global rankings of elite universities this week. Seeing the USA from afar is always an interesting exercise, but this week I find myself using a more … READ MORE

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Looking Past the Noise When Selecting Leaders

One of the many things I admire about Tom Peters, the noted management guru, is that he does not hesitate to change his mind when evidence contradicts a deeply held opinion. In a August 26, 2013, piece in the Financial … READ MORE

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