21 essentials for leadership success in the education business

During my time as K12 teacher, university lecturer and education adviser, I was fortunate to get into exciting discussions with very experienced deans, senior teachers and school directors about what makes a qualified educational leader.

With this blog, I wanted to share these insights to help you and your network to better manage educational institutions. Many of below leadership elements are applicable in other industries, and not only in the business of education.

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  1. Assess the capacity of teachers. How do you assess the capacity of your teachers? What is the quality of applied lessons plans? How motivated are your teachers? What methods and criteria were used when hiring your teachers? feedback in terms of just saying “I heard something from a parent about you”, will not create confidence or motivation. Feedback must be objective, clear, realistic and justified.

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11 essential actions for project management success

How would you manage an international school that is suffering from student drop-out and sales decline?

Last 15 years of my career include management of multiple projects from A-Z including but not limited to: recruitment, communication management, negotiations, conflict management, risk management, budgeting, execution, and C-level executive management.

Throughout discussions with senior project managers, and project management officers, I received additional inputs to help you understand how to manage better projects. I am also the author of the e-book “project management success”; it is available on amazon (kindle) for download. -> TO AMAZON

Why are projects failing to deliver with success?

Projects can fail when there is a mismatch between sales management, and, project managements’ ambitions and goals. Sellers promise unrealistic deliveries to get the deal, and the sales bonuses being one example. Projects can also fail when there is a wrong project management aptitude of candidates who got promoted as a ‘gesture of goodwill’ for serving in the firm for a very long time. Very often, I also got to understand that communication is a key issue, besides critical leadership dimensions (EQ, IQ, MQ). Important people were not informed timely, or, decisions were made while excluding key stakeholders. Unrealistic promises are very common, which sets expectations on different levels, hence, leading to project failure. Many more reasons can be added to why projects fail to deliver and above factors are just touching the surface, but they are still seen as very common causes for project failure.

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10 tips of how to overcome the fear of a public speech; Get presentation success!

The fear of conducting a public speech is larger than the fear of death. How do you execute a success speech?

Conducting a success speech is crucial when seeking to win new customers, or, when seeking to get a critical decision by higher authorities. Below blog sheds some light into what needs to be done to make this happen!

This is my own experience; I was very nervous and not confident at all when speaking in public after my first university graduation in 2004 . I did not know how to conduct a professional public speech, and, what to do, to overcome my former fear. But by doing research, and by teaching public speaking, and by conducting dozens of public speeches, I got used with being on stage and I learned the perks of making a professional public speech / presentation.

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Think about this before signing a shareholder agreement

Don’t get into the trap of getting bad deals; consider below tips for a better shareholder agreement

As part of my work as education specialist, founder and business negotiator, I am talking with recognized law firms at times when critical agreements have to be made with shareholders, suppliers and customers.

This blog introduces basic tips to consider before signing a shareholder agreement. The topic is of an importance because loopholes in agreements may lead to law suits, bankruptcy or a substantial personal financial loss. You don’t want that to happen!

19 “think-about” points for a watertight shareholder agreement

  1. In a private contract between shareholders; what if:
  • One of the shareholders want to leave the corporation? You may want to decide to  offer the shares to other shareholders first, before going public.
  • Shareholders receive an offer to sell the corporation? All shareholders may have to agree, or major shareholders have to agree. Make this clear in your contract.

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Why recruiters fail to hire in the 21st century

Originally posted: June 30, 2018

This is your European and east Asian expat voice speaking from the sunset of beautiful and warm Xiamen, just opposite with Taiwan. What are you up to these days?

I gonna be rough for a moment: are you using the Internet solely for self-pleasure and greed, or, to make the world a better place to be? How can you do the latter? Think about it and STOP procrastinating! Share ideas, experiences and knowledge? Share tips of how to ‘win’ or just feel awesome? Collect funds for children charities? Create an App that leads to jobs for individuals, just like GRAB and UBER?

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