Less is More
After leaders spend time developing strategic plans for the organization, they connect with their teams about what actions matter the most. Using a narrow focus, leaders align the organization's larger goals to individual quarterly goals, and conduct regular progress monitoring to maximize results.
Get help prioritizing feedback.
Stakeholder feedback can support our selection of prioritized, manageable next steps that will make the most difference to those we serve and drive the results we aim to achieve. These tips provide leaders with options for soliciting perceptions on urgency and impact of next steps.
How do I know which actions to prioritize?
Asking for feedback provides a model of leading with humility and striking a learner stance. The quantity and content of feedback can be overwhelming. It's important to use feedback to prioritize effective actions and build a trusting relationship and strong culture.
What builds accountability?
Creating a rhythm of accountability and targeted achievement requires a planned process. In this clip, award winning leader, JoAnn Sternke, explains how using a scorecard to focus the team is the first step in prioritizing the right actions. For best results, she tells us to keep those priorities front and center during our weekly meetings.
Looking for a standard?
Most leaders want to be the best in class. Knowing what that means requires the use of benchmarks. In this video, research director, Julie Kunselman, explains what it means to benchmark and where to find benchmarks that will drive your organization to higher levels of success.
How do I know what matters?
As leaders, we are in a unique position to direct what is important in the organization and therefore what to measure. We want to work in organizations with clear goals and the strategies for success are equally clear. The performance level of an organization can be verified by reviewing the key metrics.
How do I know what to measure?
Checking in and monitoring each measure of success validates the use of the right measures and keeps us focused on what it takes to reach each goal. This exercise guides teams in reviewing measures that matter and discussing adjustments needed to experience success.