How Leaders Achieve & Communicate Alignment
By Erica Peitler
The ability to “execute with excellence” in any organization is dependent upon its leaders’ abilities to make good decisions and appropriately communicate these across their organization. Unfortunately, most leaders struggle with these skills. Consequently, their companies fail to have transparent, effective decision-making and communication processes. This leads to dysfunction and misunderstanding, instead of the clarity and closure that was intended. And this is inhibiting organization success.
The core of this problem stems from a lack of alignment. Within the context of organization leadership, the word “alignment” means all team members are clearly on the same page and moving forward in one direction with focus and energy. And we can break the definition down even further. Fundamentally, alignment is an output of an input and a throughput: