Entries by Kevin J Ruth

Outmoded Working Culture in Schools

The future of work sounds absolutely amazing, if we are reading and listening to all that is being produced. From the notion of having workspaces that will be configured to match the tasks we are working on at that very moment, to constant feedback on our biorhythms, to the development of portable schools to allow […]

Of Ethics and Struggle

Do we have a system of moral principles that govern our business actions in the world that we call international schools? How are individuals in our sector behaving, when it comes to ‘making deals’ to open/create new schools around the world, as part of the wave that appears to be remarkable growth in international schools?

Changing Suboptimal Behaviours

When something goes wrong in our organisation, too often the immediate reaction is to search for scapegoats, say Costas Markides and Anita McGahan in the most recent issue of London Business School Review (“Achieving Change that Lasts,” vol 26.1). “We rarely look to rectify the underlying structure of the system that encouraged that individual to […]

Capacity

Capacity is an important issue for international schools. Recently, when speaking about “Seeing What’s Next,” I challenged over 200 trustees, school heads, and senior leaders to consider a school’s intangible assets and how we might advance our schools by focusing on how we take advantage of them.