Developing Leadership through Tours

How do you get leaders to model a behavior of continuous improvement if they don’t know what it looks like?

If your leadership doesn’t know “what” it looks like, then a good chance is they’ll never be able to model the operating styles or behaviors required of a continuous improvement culture.  Field trips (or tours) to places that can demonstrate quality activities can be an effective teaching method and good team building event.  If you think outside of the box, this can be a very valuable developmental tool for your leadership along your journey.  This blog examines ways to accomplish this.


About johnrknotts
John Knotts is a results-oriented business professional leader, manager, and supervisor with experience from the military, small business, several nonprofits, and is currently a management consultant. Working out of the San Antonio, Texas, he retired from the Air Force in July 2008 and worked with Booz Allen Hamilton from the end of October 2008 to December 2011. Now he is a Strategic Business Adviser with USAA. John leads large and small strategic transformations and has extensive experience in the areas of change management, strategic planning, process improvement, strategic communication and marketing, strategic human capital and resource management, education and training, facilitation, organizational design and development, modeling and simulation, financial and budget analysis, activity based costing and management, quality management, competitive sourcing and privatization, leadership development, and business development.

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