Schools and school districts throughout the nation are under significant pressure to improve teaching and learning while minimizing the number of leadership positions. Through their extensive network of contacts with administrators in the field, School Leadership associates are aware of a variety of ways in which leadership can be maximized for instructional improvement. At times, savings can actually be achieved through a reorganization of leadership. Concomitantly, with the increasing demand for accountability, school districts need current and reliable information on the marketplace trends for compensation of superintendents and other school leaders. Increasingly, compensation approaches go beyond salary into complex benefit structures. Through a clearly-focused compensation study, districts are able to identify the elements of compensation for which they want to be in a competitive market. School Leadership associates will then bring in the comparative data for use in setting the local policy.