THE CHALLENGE :
IS EVERYONE ON YOUR TEAM ON THE SAME PAGE?

Frequently, senior leaders not only struggle with a pressing priority, but also getting their management team on the same page. Critical initiatives succeed when leadership teams are aligned on the same message. It’s that simple.

 

A car that needs an alignment shutters, shakes and doesn’t perform smoothly. It can be inefficient, frustrating and often dangerous – especially when you try to drive fast. When an organization is misaligned, the same thing happens. Progress slows, valuable time is wasted, and patience wears thin.

 

It can be hard to know if your leadership team is not aligned. Months or even years later, you may find out the hard way. Find out if you share any of these common symptoms of a management team that’s not operating on the same page.

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inconsistent messages

Everyone on the team has very different versions of the truth and few can consistently capture the point without going off course.

Sidebar Conversations

Meetings aren’t enough – there’s always before and after sessions to gain agreement and support from distinct viewpoints.

Constant change

The message can’t stay in use for long without being reworded and restarted; the period of clarity is short lived.

Friction on the team

Over time, team members that felt connected to the direction get frustrated with misunderstandings and missteps.

WEAK PERFORMANCE

As the sales results come in, you realize too late that elevator speeches need to be recalibrated and the team’s missing the point.

Unmotivated employees

Senior leadership tries recasting new themes and initiatives to energize the team yet it just further confuses and disengages them.

OUR APPROACH :
RALLY THE ORGANIZATION AROUND A CLEAR AND CONSISTENT MESSAGE

The simplest path to alignment is getting leaders to embrace a clear, consistent narrative that they all understand and can share in simple terms. Once we’ve helped them develop a common narrative, we find creative ways to bring it to life to engage the rest of the organization and get people excited about the message.

Our approach is to gain, build, and spread consensus quickly to key stakeholders over 10 to 12 weeks with these five steps to alignment:

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ASSESS AND REPORT
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CLARIFY AND ALIGN
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EQUIP YOU TO SHARE
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SHOW AND TELL IT
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MEASURE AND ADJUST

THE OUTCOME :
CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE

hexa7More confidence

It’s a relief to know my team ‘gets it’ and is pushing in the same direction

hexa7Enthusiastic employees

I can see and feel a difference when my team talks about our priorities

hexa7Accelerated growth

Our target seems more attainable now that we’re all on the same page

hexa7Improved momentum

We get quicker results when we spend less time worrying about the message

hexa7Heightened strategic focus

Aligning our management team has elevated the conversation

hexa7Stronger clarity and purpose

My employees now clearly understand our vision and how they fit in

When leaders are aligned around a clear, consistent message, the road ahead is smooth. With everyone on the same path, heading in the same direction, the business can accelerate without fear and achieve success.

 

After working with us, our clients experience newfound clarity and commitment to strategic priorities. They waste less time wordsmithing, repeating themselves and worrying if their words matter.
Instead, they gain confidence that their story is right and they can aggressively spread it.

 

Any of the above sound familiar? We’d love to hear more about your challenges and discuss how we can help.

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