Executive Team Alignment
Alignment Is The Cornerstone Of Great Leadership Teams
The executive team of each organisation needs to focus on aligning values, talent, culture, and strategy with the vision and mission of the enterprise.
Most successful entrepreneurs understand that running a high-growth organization is a collective effort. You need to learn to develop strategic relationships to dramatically impact your success, and that is why organisational transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders. In brief, if the leaders don’t change, the culture won’t change
Achieving great operational performance requires a systemic approach, which embraces the entire ecosystem of an organization. The leadership team creates harmony in the workplace and develops the culture that fosters growth. Teams work better together and ultimately experience greater success in their organization.
Leadership creates an advantage. Leaders who fail to innovate and change will be replaced by those who do, and organizations that fail to stretch themselves by thinking and acting differently will simply cede opportunity to others who more readily embrace change.
At various points in the journey of life and business, individuals, teams, and organizations find themselves stuck in their quest of accessing their next level of development, growth, and achievement. The day-in and day-out demands of life can lead to distraction, pulling us away from priorities and resulting in a lack of focus, diminished effectiveness, and inconsistent results. It can seem as if our life and business have stopped moving forward.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Professor at Harvard Business School and Chair and Director of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, puts it this way: “In the face of turbulence and change, culture and values become the major source of continuity and coherence, of renewal and sustainability. Leaders must be institution-builders who imbue the organisation with meaning that inspires today and endures tomorrow. They must find the common purpose and universal values that unite highly diverse people while still permitting individual identities to be expressed and enhanced.”