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Establishing a good culture will be the first step in strategically aligning your team, organization, or family.

Key Points:

  • Your culture gets what it pays for. So if where you are is not where you want to be, it’s a culture problem.
  • Your culture is what you actually do daily or weekly, individually and as a team. 
  • Strategic alignment gets the whole team focused on common objectives that actually lead to the accomplishment of your team’s vision.

Quote This:

A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur’s job is to build the foundation.  – Brian Chesky

See Also: Leadership, Workplace

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Write our your team’s vision: where you want to be in the next 3, 5, or 10 years. 
  3. Write out your “culture” list: what you actually do on a regular basis. Cross off the items that represent sideways energy, directing you away from your vision.
  4. Write out your “strategy” list: the stuff you (or your team) should be doing on a regular basis. 
  5. Make one more list: the roadblocks that might keep your team from aligning its culture with your new strategy.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This is part of the Leadership 101 series.