When District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus started his new job last July, one of his goals was to make 100 visits in his first 100 days with students, staff and community members.
In November he completed his 100 Days, 100 Visits.
According to the Jan. 11 news from District 833, at the end of his first 100 days, Superintendent Jacobus had completed 128 formal meetings along with numerous informal visits to each school in the district and with non-school groups throughout the community.
Superintendent Jacobus asked four questions when he met with people from around the district:
- What is working well?
- What is working but could be improved?
- What, if anything, should be abandoned?
- What three suggestions do you have for the new superintendent?
I really like these questions. They are thought provoking and can generate very helpful feedback and great ideas.
I think every leader, manager or supervisor should ask their employees these four questions regularly, especially if he/she is new on the job.
100 days, 100 visits is a great concept for other leaders to adapt when they start a new job.
Superintendent Jacobus’s report One Hundred Days: One Hundred Visits is available on the district website.