Boots on the ground, ear to the track, hand to the plow.
The best leaders I know understand fully that Continuous Improvement and Constant Assessment are two sides of the same coin.
If we're not monitoring and assessing our progress relentlessly, then we..........well..........don't really know how we're doing.
Yet, wise leaders also know that knowing how we're doing has absolutely zero meaning unless we're continually in the process of making it better.
Excellence-focused leaders refuse to make the betterment duo of Continuous Improvement and Constant Assessment annual, or quarterly, or monthly, or even weekly foci. They make them daily undertakings. Just like brushing teeth or combing hair or drinking coffee or.......the stuff we usually call habits.
Those wise leaders make a Daily Big Deal of Continuous Improvement and Constant Assessment for themselves, and for the organizations they serve.