Use failure to create wins.

Establishing a system of continuous improvement doesn’t have to be complicated. Our partner, Ryan Carpenter shares how the Estacada School District started slow to go fast while implementing Evidence-Based Leadership℠. Hear how their team improved results by developing deeper relationships and including community voices. While there is no playbook for leaders right now, in this episode, Ryan discusses how you can be the best for your team and reflects over his district’s first year using an improvement framework.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • What is the value of practicing conversations and using data before holding people accountable for measures?
  • Why is it so important to fail?
  • How can we start using an evidence-based leadership framework?


To hear Ryan talk about how his team started the continuous improvement process go back and listen to his first interview, episode 97 Continous Improvement: Where do You Start?

Related Resources

An Organizational Scorecard

When used as a communication tool, the scorecard clearly and concisely provides the most relevant and important information about goals and progress. When used as a working tool, goals, measures, and strategic actions are aligned throughout the organization as the results scorecard is consistently reviewed and discussed by leaders and teams. An organizational scorecard brings a strategic plan to life.

Huddle for Critical Outcomes

When teams are experiencing immense change or periods of disruption, leaders can bring attention to the priorities by creating routine leader huddles to test ideas, monitor progress, and learn as changes are implemented. This structured daily meeting helps to create the consistency people crave during change.

Measuring What Matters

All of us want to be a part of a high performing organization. What does that mean? When you walk into a high performing organization, you feel it. People in high performing organizations have energy. They are confident their work is important to the success of the organization. They know how their work fits and blends with the work of team members.

Build Accountability

Accountability is a word often used in organizations, but not one that is always understood. What does real accountability look like and how can we develop cultures of accountability? It starts with the individual. The Build Accountability Guide supports teams and individuals looking to increase accountability and build cultures of accountability.



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