Adaptive Leaders use a particular approach to facilitate significant organizational change. These changes help an organization to adapt and thrive under new circumstances.
Steward Leadership and Christian Schools
As one considers a relationship between Steward leadership and experience within an organization, there seems to be a connection. Steward leadership approaches to decision-making is evidenced in the way school leaders operate with their leadership team and in leadership team meetings.
Celebrate and Imagine #4: Ron Polinder–70 Years of Christian Education
When I think of a Christian education leader who combines the best of prophet, priest, and king leadership, my mind turns to Ron Polinder. Formed by the routine and discipline of farm life and educated in K-18 Christian schools, Ron is someone whose life and career passionately reconciles his deep faith with his vocational practice. Along with many others, I … Read More
Celebrate and Imagine #2: Engaging God’s World
Plantinga shares the lament expressed in Jeremiah but also the hope of shalom. Shalom is “the background vision for Christian education.” He calls Christian educators to be “the kinds of people who want shalom and work every day toward it–that is what a Christian education is all about.”
Is It Worth It? Being a Christian School Educator
Is it worth it? As I meet with Christian school leaders around the country, I continue to hear about the burnout of Christian school leaders and teachers, so the question is legit. Are these good careers or not?
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 5 of 5
Professional athletes have coaches, so why should professional Christian school leaders be any different? People at the top of their game benefit from coaching; to desire coaching demonstrates a desire to improve from a position of strength.
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 4 of 5
There are many keys needed in order for a leader to thrive before, during, and after a crisis, but one thing that absolutely can’t go missing is communication.
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 3 of 5
Leadership is hard, and school leaders benefit from the opportunity to process situations, events, and their own leadership. Schools that provide access to and support for self-stewardship and counseling better serve and will be better served by their school leaders. School leaders and their boards should prioritize resources that promote mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.
Cost of Leadership: An Updated Analysis of School Leadership Compensation
We want to affirm our belief that high-quality instructional and institutional leadership has a significant impact on student outcomes. Leadership is often an overlooked element as we seek to develop more effective schools.
Crisis Mode: 10 Keys to Unlock Thriving in Christian School Leadership – Part 2 of 5
School leaders thrive in places that provide support through strong leadership teams, support staff, and others who both balance and add to the leader’s strengths and weaknesses. Schools would do well to cultivate leadership teams that feature individuals with gifts that complement and empower each other.