Metrics don’t have to be perfect.

Leading through challenges requires honest conversations, resiliency and a positive outlook. Currently, leaders are facing pressure to make difficult decisions regarding the health and safety of their communities. Recommendations are uncertain and ever-changing. In episodes 93 and 94 we heard Waukesha County Government leaders explain how they’re collaborating with schools in their community. This week, Superintendent Corey Golla, who leads a school district in Waukesha County, joins us to discuss how his team is managing the urgency and uncertainty around returning to school. Listen as Corey describes how his team incorporates Lean thinking and reviewing key questions to reduce risk and avoid the check-off.

This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • How can leaders plan to successfully collaborate with other organizations?
  • What metrics are important to measure right now?
  • How can leaders feel confident in their decision-making despite what the future will hold for schools in 2020 and beyond?
  • What characteristics are necessary for leaders to overcome community resistance?

To hear the evolution of Corey Golla and Waukesha County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic return to episodes 68 Focus on the Positive70 Cultivate a Can-Do Culture93 Make Silos Disappear, & 94 Empower and Invest in Your Teams.

Related Resources

Leadership Short Cycles

How will we know if the right strategies were identified to accomplish our goals? Are the strategies being implemented with fidelity and with quality? Both will affect the success of the organization’s ability to achieve goals. Will we wait for the end of the year to determine our success? No, we want to be able to control our success.

Stoplight Report

The Stoplight Report is a way to communicate how ideas, concerns, and barriers are being resolved. Items added to the Stoplight Report might be collected during check-in conversations, team meetings, or a process audit. The Stoplight Report is shared to keep the team informed of priorities for improvement and progress.



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