Check Much?

Peter Drucker was a genius with simplifying imperative concepts of leading organizations with others.  One favorite quote that I recently reread seems to accentuate a major challenge for so many people that I talk with.  The challenge: Decisions made without clear and shared expectations of results that are measured and acted upon.

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.   —  Peter Drucker  —

While it may seem so much easier to not actively experience your decisions as a contributor or a leader, failing to close these loops is a critical point of personal and/or organizational failure.

To make a difference in your work, close the loops.  Check and apply what you have learned in those checks.

Accept the decisions made.  Then Plan, Do, Check, Act and repeat.



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