Serendipity Can Be a Tool

It is easy for anything we do frequently to become routine. When it does, we often overlook new opportunities to improve the process.

When a competitor notices a great opportunity to improve, they gain an advantage. If you capitalize on serendipity, you will have the advantage.

Serendipity is the chance discovery of something […]


To Plan or Not to Plan

Sometimes taking the time to plan is the right thing to do. Sometimes it is better to experiment and learn.

The vast majority of the time parochial school boards should be creating plans and setting goals. The rest of the time they should be reviewing the progress the staff makes executing the plans. The primary […]


The Culture of Better

When your parochial school focuses on making things better, loss avoidance is unnecessary. […]


Failure Can Be an Asset

Four steps will enable you to capitalize on your Christian school’s failures. […]


Managing Risk

Parochial schools face two types of risks. The recognized risks are usually mislabeled and minor. The unrecognized risks are the most dangerous. […]


Looking Forward

There is going to be another downturn in the economy. No one knows when, but we all know it will happen. […]


How to Recover from Trouble

Every parochial school experiences trouble from time-to-time. Knowing how to recover prevents the problem from growing, becoming persistent, or threatening survival. […]


Managing Risk Versus Managing Reward

Balancing risk and reward is critical to good stewardship and long-term organizational sustainability. […]


Simplify the Complexity of Running a Parochial School

Successfully leading a parochial school is a complex and difficult job. One way to make it easier and simpler is to share leadership. […]