Faulty business strategies (or their poor implementation) are often identified as the cause of a business organization not achieving its goals. But it’s really the people behind those strategies and their implementation that make or break the strategy.
Organizational alignment is not accidental. Creating it requires open, multi-directional communication. It needs leaders to set clear and ethical goals for themselves and others. It requires leaders to give honest and timely feedback with the objective of enabling individuals to raise their own performance levels (and not just criticize or lay blame).