As a leader, do you Celebrate, Recognize, Reinforce, and Reward your staff?
The kind of significant, sustained improvement that we need in [organizations] will not occur in an isolated, free-lance culture, where no one knows what anyone else is doing or what each other's operative goals are. That is a system in disarray.
[Organizations] improve when purpose and effort unite. One key is leadership that recognizes its most vital function: to keep everyone's eyes on the prize of [improvement]. The crush of competing agendas and distractions does not make that focus easy.
One of the most effective means to cultivate a goal-oriented culture is to regularly reinforce and recognize improvement efforts, both privately and publicly.
From: Results by Mike Schmoker
(Published by: ASCD - The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)