If you’re running a company, a region, or a business unit, you don’t need a high performing team.  You need a self-correcting team.


Because high performance is baseline.

If you truly want to be competitive in your market, you need more than baseline.

Self-correcting teams do the following:

  • They function well without you. You are a reference point and resource, a safety net, and a guide.  They know when they need to come to you, when there’s a red flag for key deliverables and milestones that they need your input for. But you are not a referee.
  • They anticipate problems and make critical decisions within the scope of their responsibilities and roles. They relieve you of matters that keep you in the weeds.
  • They use discretion and judgment and have both the capacity and the freedom to think and problem solve. They’re trusted, by you and by those who interact with them, inside the organization and outside.

If you don’t have a self-correcting team, you can’t be the visionary, strategic leader that your organization needs to create and leverage competitive advantage.

If the stock market has reminded of us anything recently, it’s that success is determined by a system’s capacity to self-correct rather than merely by its aspiration to high performance.


For more on working with me directly to develop leaders that are exemplary and self-correcting, you can reach me at sarah@sarah-levitt.com   I’ll have openings in Q2.

And if you haven’t kicked off 2018 with a strategic leadership team session to set priority, direction, and focus, you can contact me to inquire about working together: sarah@sarah-levitt.com

To order a copy of my just-released book, Magnificent Leadership, you can go here to Barnes and Noble.  And, yes, I’d be delighted to come in to your organization and speak to your executives on the key factors for success that I discovered during my interviews with the leadership exemplars featured in the book.  You can reach me at: sarah@sarah-levitt.com

If your signature event needs a keynote speaker who’s described as engaging, dynamic, and both inspirational and actionable, I’m booking late into 2018 now for speaking on “Magnificent Leadership® – Keys to Success.”  You can reach me at sarah@sarah-levitt.com for more information.  A small sampling of the organizations that have invited me to speak at their marquis events include: The American Bankers Association, BASF, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HPE, Ignite Leadership Summit, and Oracle.  This month, I’m speaking for the fourth year in a row at the Million Dollar Consulting® Mentor Summit to elite consultants from across the globe.  A true honor.