December 2, 2018

Can Aligned Organizations Have and Embrace Conflict? Oh, Yes!

In our society, conflict is usually seen as a bad thing. It’s argumentative, accusatory, uncomfortable, disrespectful. However, isn’t conflict a driver for sharper ideas, collaborative creativity […]
November 26, 2018

What Does Creativity in Law Enforcement Mean and How Does it Drive Alignment?

We think of law enforcement agencies as organizations where strict adherance to procedures and policies. If that training and process are not followed, bad things can […]
November 19, 2018

Build Creativity and Innovation by Blending Experts and Non-Experts

I came across a quote from author Bob Sutton that read, “At places where intense innovation happens, they often combine people who know a little with […]
November 5, 2018

QUARTZ: LinkedIn CEO Says Leadership Skills One of Most Needed Skills

This interesting post from Quartz talks about how LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner, discussd that coding skills is not the spot with the biggest skills gap. He […]
October 29, 2018

Transformational Leaders Want Aligned Organizations, or They Leave

Transformational leaders don’t just see what’s right ahead of them. They don’t simply look to check boxes off their to-do list. Transformational leaders understand where they […]
October 22, 2018

Technology Infrastructure Project Not Fulfilling Promise? Look to Misalignment and Leadership

CRM implementation. ERP system change. Collaboration tool initiative. All these are examples of large technology and operational projects that companies initiate to streamline their business, enhance […]
October 15, 2018

AFILA GROUP – Giving Leadership White Space

We’ve presented our alignment work to Afila Group members in the past and had solid discussions on how their sales, marketing and product executives can help […]
October 8, 2018

Aligned Leaders and Organizations Foster Nobel-worthy Creativity

Frances Arnold was just named a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her work on ‘directed evolution’. What Frances and her colleagues did […]
October 1, 2018

How Mars Inc. HR Dept Drove Alignment in a Business

In our last post, we talked about the efforts of Carlos Valdes-Dapena, a former Director of Organizational and Group Effectiveness at Mars, Inc. from a recent HBR article  Stop […]