Episode 5: How to Create Team Alignment That Drives Results [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this fifth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to create the kind of alignment in your team that drives results.

Unity means different things to different people. There are really three different levels of unity: acceptance, agreement, and alignment. These are distinct and different.

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You can create alignment, the highest form of unity, by taking five steps.

  1. Discuss the three levels of alignment with your team.
  2. Clearly articulate your vision, strategy, or program.
  3. Create an environment that is safe for dissent.
  4. Take time to consider your decision.
  5. Announce your decision and then ask for alignment.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What can you do better to create alignment with your team? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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