The book is broken into three sections that are loaded with examples and stories from educators, schools and business. Part I: Will define and bring together the three most important concepts in creating long-term success: value, strategy, and innovation. Part II: Covers the Five Big Tools of strategic change. There are more than this, but these five proven tools are a great place to start. There are concrete, relatively simple ways for you and your school team to use these tools to build both a comfort and capacity for change that can improve learning and create more excitement about what your school has to offer. Part III: Deals with the pragmatic reality of how to compete in an evolving marketplace of customer-families who have choices about how and where their kids will be educated. In these chapters I share what works for schools as well as lessons from other businesses that are very different from schools.

Shifting From Strategic Planning to Strategic Design

Shifting from strategic planning to strategic design

By definition, value-building innovation is not handed down from above. Building a community that has a hand and a stake in asking the really big questions and creating its own future is Job #4 in beginning to deliver on a strong value proposition … which leads to continued demand for your school.

Our world moves too quickly for infrequent attention and rigid thinking. The changes in what we know about how children learn, how the brain works, new technologies, and the impact of social media (such as high–screen time addictions) are so significant that they have to be reflected in near-real time if we hope to continue to deliver relevant learning ...

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