We hear a lot about “fit” when it comes to executive search in schools, but what does that really mean? How does a client or a candidate know what the right fit is? We work with both candidates and clients to explore the many dimensions of a particular leadership opportunity to find the optimal match in terms of skills, culture, context, and values.
Author and Harvard Professor Michael D. Watkins cites three main reasons why leadership transitions fail: technical, political and cultural. Avoiding these transition traps isn’t a given, but we have the experience to guide schools and applicants through the entire transition process, ensuring a great fit and a smooth entry to the school community.
We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to our work. Every school is unique, and our experience working with a wide range of schools gives us an excellent perspective on the talent marketplace. We are comfortable with a wide range of approaches, from accelerated, confidential searches to inclusive, multi-year succession plans.
Contact us to start a confidential conversation about how we might best serve you.