Tetrahedron’s approach begins with a basic picture of what happens when people get together to make things happen:
- 40% of the total desired result can be achieved simply by putting competent people together with good equipment and facilities.
- Up to 80% attainment can be reached by applying sound management practices of setting standards, complying with them, commending results and correcting shortfalls.
- The final 20% or more comes when informed leadership is applied to the mix. And it can be more than 20%, on occasion, since over-achievement is possible – at least over the short-term – when inspired leadership sparks sprint performance.
The cornerstone of that kind of leadership is trust.
Trust evolves from competence and integrity. Integrity develops over time when information and knowledge is shared to inform and empower, not to impress and intimidate.