4 ways to make alignment an essential leadership strategy

Jim was a manager at a company that cared about its people but more about money. This led some leaders to make decisions that were inconsistent with the interests of employees and customers.

Jim, on the other hand, made his employees his top priority. He believed that if he took good care of his people, they would do their best to make customers happy, which would then pay off. His beliefs and actions aligned, and it worked.

In the Amare WayAlignment creates a common ground for connection between your business and all your stakeholders, based on shared goals and values. Without tuning, you suffer from wasted energy, confusion and frustration, which hurt morale, productivity and performance. Alignment is where most organizations fail.

  • Are you clear about who you are as a leader and what is most important to you?

  • Do your goals and values ​​match your words and actions?

  • Is your organization aligned with what it says and what it does?

4 Amare Ways To Be An Aligned Leader:

  1. Know the feeling. Learn to recognize when you feel aligned and not aligned. Your body gives you clear signals. Plan what to do if you’re not aligned, including stopping whatever happens.

  2. Check your core values. Compare your core values ​​with your company’s core values. Rate the match. Determine which of your core values ​​are negotiable and which are not, at any cost.

  3. Get input from the customer. Take the time with your leadership team to talk to customers and determine if your wants and goals align with their goals and desires. Be very honest.

  4. Make alignment a strategy. Insist on consistency in your vision, strategy and execution; your purpose, values ​​and brand identity; and your value proposition and the value you deliver.

When you’re aligned, what you believe, say, and do all match. People trust you. And it sure feels good. The same goes for companies that are aligned and committed to a greater cause.

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