How To Build Alignment With Your Executive Team

There may be internal struggle in your organization because you don’t have alignment as an executive team.  

If you don’t have alignment amongst your senior leadership team, you’re going to create all kinds of problems for yourself.  

It’ll lead to high turnover. 

Low morale is going to lead to smaller contribution margins. 

It may even make your organization deficient in your ability to deliver services. 

Having good alignment on your team is something you’ve got to give attention to.  

Here are a few things you need to focus on to ensure good alignment within your senior leadership team. 

  1. Communication 

Communication is imperative. 

Many teams fail because they don’t have good communication.  

  1. Accountability 

When people are not being held accountable, they’re able to do whatever they want. 

This is how a team can fail very quickly.  

  1. Game Plan 

A team without a game plan is destined to fail. 

If you don’t have a game plan, you don’t know where you’re going. 

Your people don’t know what your mission is. 

When you don’t have alignment on your executive team it’ll be hard to fulfill your mission.  

This all stems back to two things that are problematic in most organizations. 

  1. Common Vision 

What’s the reason you came together as a team.  

What’s your common vision for the executive team? 

What’s your common vision for the organization?  

What’s your common vision for the patients and the customers that you serve?  

What is your common vision? 

How do you want to do the work?  

You’ve got to have a common vision before you can have anything else.  

  1. Leadership 

Good leadership starts with you.  

What are you doing to bring common vision?  

What are you doing to communicate better?  

What are you doing to have accountability in your organization?  

What are you doing to put together a game plan?  

What are you doing to build alignment?  

These are all of the questions that you need to ask yourself every day.  

It’s up to you to do this if you want to build alignment and build a world-class culture in your organization. 


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