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Hardwiring Excellence in Education is about leadership.

“Hardwiring Excellence in Education shows how we can develop positive workplace cultures where teams feel empowered to solve problems rather than admire them. If your team is stuck in the ‘been there done that and it didn’t work’ loop, and they’re struggling to achieve results, Janet provides a practical path forward with this guide. The tools and tactics in this book build consistent leadership practices that help us serve others at high levels.”

Jon MaloneRegional Director and Chief Executive
Northwestern Illinois Association, IL

About the Author

Janet Pilcher

Dr. Janet Pilcher is the founder and executive leader of Studer Education and a managing director for Huron Consulting Group. She has an extensive background advising educational institutions on strategic planning, leadership development, employee engagement and operational improvement. Janet and her team partner with education leaders to create learning organizations where people have purpose, do worthwhile work, and make a difference.

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