In most of the keynote presentations I give to leaders and educators, I share a key to success for leaders that I attempt to live out in my own life and leadership as well. So often leaders look for the right strategy or the right program to improve their services or gain the results they desire. But, truth be told, even the best strategy or program is not the key variable in the success equation. Sure, strategies and programs are important, but there is one key to success for leaders that is even more essential.
That’s right, it’s your people…not strategies or programs…that make the biggest difference. In fact, according to Todd Whitaker, there are only two ways to improve schools, businesses, or any other organization: