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Establishing a good culture will be the first step in strategically aligning your team, organization, or family.
- 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.
A company’s culture is the foundation for future innovation. An entrepreneur’s job is to build the foundation. – Brian Chesky
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Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Write our your team’s vision: where you want to be in the next 3, 5, or 10 years.
- 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.
- Write out your “strategy” list: the stuff you (or your team) should be doing on a regular basis.
- Make one more list: the roadblocks that might keep your team from aligning its culture with your new strategy.
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This is part of the Leadership 101 series.