Focus on a few. When leaders and staff focus on one or two things, it has a multiplier effect. Improvement in one area can lead to improvement in other areas. When teachers at Hunt Elementary School in the Jackson Public Schools (MI) focused on making positive phone calls home, parents’ general satisfaction with the school increased. This tip applies to goals, progress monitoring measures, strategic actions, initiatives, and changes of all kinds. As our attention dissipates across too many areas of focus, so does our effectiveness.
Source: Maximize Performance: Creating a Culture of Educational Excellence, Studer and Pilcher, Firestarter Publishing, 2015.