I am often asked what’s new in leadership or organization development. But what’s most important to improvement isn’t what’s new. It’s what works. Ultimately it’s our improvement action that determines our performance results. The effectiveness of that action hinges upon our follow through.

Our learning and leadership or personal development is highly dependent on our habits of performance review, assessment, and reflection. It’s not very trendy. It isn’t the latest fad. But it works.

Periodically, we need to get away from the daily flurry of activities, step back, and look at the bigger picture. We need to reassess if we’re on the right track, or if we’re making good time – in the wrong direction. We need to look at our full improvement effort and discuss, debate, and decide if it has the right focus, priorities, approaches, and the like. We need to celebrate progress and re-energize everyone to push forward even harder. And we need to set new plans and directions for the next stage of our improvement process.