It’s no surprise that clear and consistent standards and expectations are part of building self-correcting teams (see last week’s blog).

But an added benefit and byproduct of such a team is lateral performance.  Meaning, that as its leader, you don’t always have to either set the standard or enforce it.  The team does that within itself.  In fact, because a self-correcting team is stocked with superstars, they raise and set the bar for one another and the team drives and reinforces its own high standards and goals.

Excellence, rather than high performance, becomes the standard.

And that has no bounds.

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