TregoED Blog — Building Leadership Capacity

Investing in Building Capacity Pays Off in Good Times and Bad

The pandemic has laid bare many faults and inequities in education systems, but it has also highlighted essential skills and successful leadership practices that have proven successful in addressing pandemic-related problems.  We have seen firsthand how proven decision-making and problem-solving processes have been the linchpin of success for leaders during times of crisis or stability. Read the full article…

Future-proof your workforce

Anyone familiar with theater recognizes the concept of the understudy – the person who learns another’s role to be able to step in on short notice and play the part.  Preparing for sudden departures, turnovers, and the Silver Tsunami in education, means building the leadership capacity for succession.  Succession planning in education is an essential Read the full article…

Protecting your Decisions with 4 Key Questions

Have you decided where your ESSER money investments will be most beneficial?  If so, how do you ensure these decisions actually reach your goals?  How can you prevent outside factors from “raining on your parade”? The success of a decision depends on the success of its implementation and the active management of the risks.  An Read the full article…

What’s Good for the Goose…9 Things Educators Love to Hear

What’s good for the goose…. I ran across a great little video from Edutopia of “words kids love to hear” reflecting the Whole Child SEL mantra that we know to be so important to our children’s mental health, always, but especially after the year they just had.  But what about the Whole Staff Member approach?  Read the full article…

The 5 P’s of Ever-Ready Leadership

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) are conditions prevalent – increasingly so – in an education leader’s world.  We cannot necessarily foresee the needs, emergencies, or issues of tomorrow.  Education leaders must be prepared to handle anything.  The most effective way to ensure this is to build the capacity for ever-ready leadership.  This capacity enables Read the full article…

5 Best Practice Tips for Communicating in a VUCA World

Are your communications calm, consistent and clear? Or do they reflect the current VUCA environment—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous? Perception is reality. Communication is the key to the public’s perception of how you are managing your world—in crisis or not. Think George Bush—communicating from the site of 9-11—perceived as a “take charge” and “swift, coordinated Read the full article…

It’s Complicated: Leading in a VUCA World

“Running a school district is one of the toughest most complex jobs in America – John Kim, Senior Lecturer @HBS during A Seat at the Table: Strategies and Tips for Complex Decision Making Webinar Education leaders are living in a VUCA world – a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity as they face Read the full article…

6 Benefits of Shared Decision Making in Turbulent Times

Back in the good old days of 2019, in November and December we were in the thick of it – getting settled into the true rhythm of the typical school year.  There were plenty of decisions to be made, problems to be solved, plans to implement, programs to assess. These days things are a bit Read the full article…

Common Tools are the Secret Sauce of Agile Leadership

Education leaders have certainly had their hands full developing emergency plans to protect students, employees and the community while ensuring education continuity. Most school districts have cleared the first few hurdles of returning to school, but they still face unchartered territory.    Leading successfully through all the ripples, (which sometimes felt like tsunamis) caused by today’s Read the full article…

4 Steps to Prepare for Departing Leadership

Anyone familiar with theater recognizes the concept of the understudy – the person who learns another’s role to be able to step in on short notice and play the part.  Preparing for sudden departures, turnovers, and the Silver Tsunami in education, means building the leadership capacity.  Planning for vacancies is an essential investment to avoid the costs Read the full article…