Leaders in high-performing organizations know when an action is the right thing to do. In these organizations, leaders didn’t take for granted that people automatically knew why a change was being made. They spent time explaining why decisions were made, and they frequently and deliberately connected employees back to purpose, worthwhile work, and making a difference.
Leaders often implement an employee engagement survey and use the results to provide teachers and staff with a work environment that supports them in reaching their highest potential. This message is reinforced in the survey’s introductory paragraph. Below is an example:
It’s easy to see how this translates to education when we recognize the actions of high-performing leaders in successful school districts. These superintendents live out the five factors of relentlessness, accountability, development, communication, and connecting to purpose.
Maximize Performance: Creating a Culture for Educational Excellence by Quint Studer and Janet Pilcher will help education leaders engage in systematic reviews to diagnose, apply, assess, and validate the execution of strategies across school, department, and school system levels. Learn more about Maximize Performance at http://www.studereducation.com/MP. Follow the authors on Twitter using @quint_studer and @janetpilcher and join them in Washington, D.C., for dinner.
Studer Group. 2005. Organizational Change Processes in High-Performing Organizations: In-Depth Case Studies with Healthcare Facilities. Gulf Breeze, FL: Alliance for Healthcare Research.
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