The most popular definition of leadership alignment is a fine line between productive dissent and aiding your team to operate as a group.
But like it is with most “soft” skills, no one will come to you and brief you on the state of your leadership alignment, and whether you need to change something.
Unresolved differences within your group may lead to competitiveness and people pointing their fingers at each other when under pressure.
And nothing will stress test your team more than an M&A integration.
Fortunately, it’s simple to find the right fit for your leadership team once you take away the reasons to play off each other.
In today’s episode, you’ll discover how to overcome power games in your team, why the first days of a new team member shapes their perception of you, and the only reason to change a joint decision.
Show highlights include:
- Why the newest and least skilled members of your team will shape your team's cohesion the most (3:56)
- The “Us vs Them” mindset tweak that aligns your entire team to one goal (6:50)
- 3 deadly “status games” that hinder your business at best—and bury an M&A integration in the worst case (7:53)
- The insidious way nay-sayers manipulate discussions (and the only legitimate reason to change a past decision your team agreed with) (11:28)
- Need to get people to agree with you under time pressure? Remind them of this (13:42)
- How to align your new leadership team in 20 minutes or less (without drowning under horrendous new staff costs) (15:51)
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