Substance – We just don’t talk a good game, we know leadership and the business of running school districts. We’ve been there, and we understand the obligations and responsibilities of the role. We understand the subtleties of the job as well as the obvious demands. A search is more than a presentation -- it's producng results!
Credibility – Candidates know we know the work. They know they will get serious consideration based on knowledge and detail, not chance. They know we know what questions to ask to discern real talent from public relations.
Knowledge – Collectively we have written three books on leadership and education. Our latest book, Soft Leadership for Hard Times, addresses the intangibles that go into making highly credible and successful leaders. We are both practitioners and experts on leadership. We’ve held all major leadership roles and have managed human resource departments.
Board Relations – We’ve worked with hundreds of board members as superintendents and in conducting searches. We know the ropes when it comes to searches. The National School Boards Association in its national journal American School Board Journal published [February, 2006] an article we wrote on the Why Searches Go Wrong. We work hard and exclusively for you.
Ethics – We have high ethical principles in presenting you all of the information you need, in assisting you in tailoring a search to meet legal and ethical requirements, and in providing our service. We have not had any claims of conflicts of interest, hidden costs, fractured searches, or candidates breaking commitments.
Our Record – In conducting almost 100 searches, our record stands for itself. We have repeat clients, and the leaders we place have met their commitments. We use NexisLexis and other services to ensure you are getting who people say they are.
Thorough Work – Our work product – focus group reports, Leadership Management Profiles, candidate background profiles, personalized service – are second to none. We take pride in being thorough and responsive. Thoroughness counts in identifying what you want and need and in recruiting talent.