Accelerate Your Performance

Improvement to Accelerate Learning - Part 1

June 11, 2020 Studer Education Season 2 Episode 87
Accelerate Your Performance
Improvement to Accelerate Learning - Part 1
Show Notes

In organizations where employee engagement and productivity is high and turnover is low, you’ll likely find trust is the foundation. But the reality is most employees don’t trust their leaders. According to Gallup data, only one in three employees trust their organization’s leadership. Trust is essential for organizations to thrive and continuously improve. This was a key finding in the research of this episode’s special guest. His contributions to the American Education Research Association and to improvement science overall make him one of the greatest educational professionals of all time. Listen as Tony Bryk, the ninth president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, shares about the role of nurturing relationships to sustain improvement in school systems at scale.


This episode addresses questions, such as:

  • Why is trust at the heart of improvement work?
  • How can we continue spreading improvement work in schools at scale?
  • What is important for leaders to remember about improvement work?


Learn more about Anthony S. Bryk's extensive research influencing continuous improvement in schools across America by reading his books: Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement, Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons from Chicago, Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better, and his newest release: Improvement in Action: Advancing Quality in America's Schools.

Recommended Resources: The Neuroscience of Trust, Implementing PDSA Cycles, Building Trust with New Teams, Learning Comes from Reflection 

Recommended Podcast Episodes: Building an Army of Improvers, Bringing an Executive Team Together, Pursue Performance Excellence, Move Forward By Doing the Next Right Thing