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Align for Results - Leading with Impact

GK# 8639

Course Overview

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A critical component of a leader's role is to be able to understand their organization's strategic business goals, clarify and interpret these goals for themselves and their team and engage their employees to deliver results aligned to these goals. Good leaders know that clear alignment in these areas leads to results. They also know that effective storytelling can inspire and fuel employee effort. Together, clear alignment and effective storytelling become a powerful combination in a leader's toolkit.

This course enables leaders to learn a three-step process to connect their performance objectives to organizational goals, add value by embedding their personal passions and talents to enhance their commitment to achieving those objectives, and structure a clear and compelling story to mobilize employees to work in alignment with organizational goals.

Benefits for the Individual

  • Enhanced understanding of your organization's vision, mission, and strategic direction
  • Improved capability to demonstrate how your business unit priorities fit into the organization's overall strategies
  • Optimized ability to communicate a compelling and inspired sense of purpose for your business unit
  • Improved capability to align individual objectives to the organizational strategies
  • Increased understanding of the importance of creating line of sight
  • Enhanced confidence to inspire others to achieve the vision and strategic goals

Benefits for the Organization

  • Increased likelihood of achieving organization's strategic goals
  • Enhanced employee engagement
  • Reduced silo mentality

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What You'll Learn

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  • Clearly articulate how to connect individual and team performance to the organization's or team's vision and mission
  • State the benefits to your organization when leaders help align the work people do to the overall strategic direction
  • Articulate your accountability for ensuring your team has a clear line of sight
  • Assess whether your personal passions and unique skills are being used at work
  • Three-step process to create a clear story of alignment for yourself and others
  • Build your Align for Results story using the 4 Ps of a powerful story
  • Tell a well-articulated story that can be communicated to your team to inspire their active participation in achieving the business plan

Outline

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1. What is Line of Sight?

  • Line of sight is the line that connects the client experience to the Strategic Framework of the organization and to the contribution each individual employee makes

2. Step 1: Make the Connection

  • Focusing on building clarity around the Strategic Framework
  • Aligning organizational purpose/vision to individual objectives

3. Step 2: Add Value

  • Using your view from purpose to performance, identify the ways you add value

4. Step 3: It's All In the Story

  • Committing to what needs to get done
  • Inspiring others to engage with you by communicating your passion and commitment
  • Applying the four P's of a Powerful Align for Results Story to begin to tell your own

Prerequisites

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Prework for this course should be completed one week in advance and brought to class.

Who Should Attend

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Leaders at all levels: vice presidents, directors, managers, supervisors, team leaders, and project managers

Follow-On Courses

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 1 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day

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