The number one role of a leader is to create and maintain a culture. The leader like anyone else needs a tool to fulfill its role. This tool is a set of integrated drivers of performance excellence. The leader sets the direction and then manages the journey to create and maintain the desired culture. If you are going to hunt alligators you need a tool and if you are to create and maintain a culture a tool is needed. Now let’s take a quick look at this validated management tool.
The tool is a set of criteria based on the drivers of performance excellence. I am not talking theory these are actual validated drivers of performance excellence. However to get the needed results the leader must understand two things: first this is hard work and second since the drivers of performance excellence are integrated the successful leader cannot take bits and pieces of the framework but rather must address all the drivers of performance excellence. The other difficult aspect of this tool is that it forces the organization to ask the difficult questions about their performance. This self-assessment is the first step to improvement as painful as it might be. The successful person understands all improvement is self-improvement using a proven method. You have to answer the question do we want to get better since all improvement is self-improvement.