Ever hear about "initiative overload"?
When we fail to monitor the many initiatives and actions, we risk spending time and energy on things that no longer matter and are no longer aligned to our organization’s goals. It is important for every organization and team to set aside time to determine Where’s the Noise?
How to know what really needs fixing
Going down the improvement road is hard work. In this video, Superintendent Greg Gibson tells us how his time on a ranch in Texas helped him develop a systems perspective. He transferred this learning to leading his team and is willing to ask, "Does that kill the good stuff, too?"
Are We Where We Want to Be?
Before we implement initiatives or changes, it can be useful to engage in a process to clearly define the need for improvement or the problem to be solved. These questions and tips can be used by individuals or teams to question their past and future improvement efforts and problems to set themselves up for success.
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.