How Do Leaders Create Alignment? by Michael Hyatt

February 24, 2010

Very good post on Michael Hyatt’s blog on creating alignment within your team.

“While weak leaders blame their followers for a lack of alignment, strong leaders know that it is their responsibility to create it. Alignment doesn’t just happen. It is created.

I understand that, as a leader, I am responsible for creating organizational alignment with my team. If something slips out of alignment and I am unhappy with the outcome, then I have to ask, What was it about my leadership that created this outcome?

Creating alignment with your team consists of three components:
1. Contact
2. Communication
3. Connection

Alignment is critical if you want to get the right things done and move your organization forward in the most effective and efficient way possible. However, it won’t happen on it’s own. As a leader, you must take the initiative to create it.”

Click here to read all of the article – it will be worth your time if you lead a team.
BG