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Measure the Important Things is the second of The Nine Principles® which serve as a roadmap for leaders to develop and achieve an excellence-based culture. By measuring the important things, leaders drive performance to reach excellence. Key metrics aligned to organizational excellence include:


Establishing and then measuring these key metrics help leaders hardwire or establish processes by which they or the organization, department, team, or individuals integrate behaviors or actions; and, hardwire a culture of excellence across all departments and schools in their school district, and across essential pillar goals goals aligned with the district’s strategic plan.

Santa Rosa has earned an “A” grade from the Florida Department of Education each school year since 2004; it’s one of only five school districts within the state to do so. It consistently ranks as one of the top districts in Florida for student achievement and performance. The district’s student performance measures show that Santa Rosa County is a great school district. The district’s challenge is sustaining its tradition of excellence, improving employee engagement and district support services, and creating a best place to work environment.

KeysSanta Rosa County is one example of a district and its school leaders taking action to create a systematic approach to drive employee engagement and service excellence results in support of all of the district’s goals. A key component of continuous improvement and achieving an excellence-based culture.




Join us August 6 in Chicago, IL, for What’s Right in Education for the keynote address “Driving Excellent Organizational Performance” by Quint Studer, Founder of Studer Group and best-selling author and international speaker. Learn about Evidence-Based Leadership℠ and creating a culture of execution that empowers organizations to move quickly and effectively, driving performance. Want more information about What’s Right in Education – Chicago? Check out the interactive agenda. Contact Dr. Melissa Matarazzo at melissa.matarazzo@studereducation.com to request complimentary attendance.

Read about “Commit to Excellence,” the first of The Nine Principles®, in this What’s Right post.

Our mission at Studer Education is to help education systems achieve measurable results that produce positive outcomes in student achievement, employee engagement, support services, and financial efficiencies and productivity. The goal of our work with school districts and leaders is to provide students with a great place to learn, teachers with a great place to teach, and parents with confidence that their children are getting a great education. Visit us online at http://studereducation.com. Studer Education is a division of Studer Group, ranked for the sixth straight year on the Best Small and Medium Workplaces by Great Place to Work® and a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.