The biggest challenge facing most managers is how to get beyond the level of Reacting. By definition you have almost no capacity to change anything. We will help you identify the opportunities to create some capacity for yourself and how to use them to make some changes that will make an immediate impact.
It’s called Aligning because this is the stage where you have to create a Vision of success for your team that is itself aligned with what the business needs it to do, get the team’s buy-in and together work out how you will make it into reality. It means getting everyone’s heads out of the weeds and making changes together. It means changing relationships with and within the team, making changes to the team so that it can function effectively and working on relationships with your team’s customers and its suppliers – whether they are internal or external.
It is the steepest part of the Managers’ Contribution CurveTM and it is the hardest, but most transformational even though it takes some time to get through. Once the team is aligned to a clear Vision and Mission, is itself functional and there are good relationships with its customers and suppliers, life starts getting much easier.