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Trust and common purpose are 🗝️

Trust and common purpose are 🗝️

Leadership must first trust that employees understand the organization's context and goals enough to make decisions on their own. 

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MORE IDEAS FROM What Startups Can Learn from General McChrystal about Combining Strategy and Execution

  • Conduct a network analysis of the company.   A series of targeted surveys to help expose where the key influencers and evangelists are and how decisions truly get made, regardless of what the org chart might imply.
  • Increase transparency of projects and process.  By having inclusive and regular processes for Planning, Deciding, Monitoring and Assessing activities, more people within the organization can come to understand the goals, strategies and learnings.
  • Combining Strategy and Execution. Combine the process of talking about strategy with the communication of that strategy to leaders and employees.

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Alignment meetings

Are the methods for combining strategy and execution work:

  • The goal of strategy meetings is to create an understanding of the challenges and priorities of everyone else.
  • Promoting an understanding of what resources and challenges others have, facilitates in people solving their own problems.
  • Meeting should have a clear structure. Include a facilitator to keep it on task and on schedule.
  • Allow for quick updates to identify challenges and issues.
  • The meeting’s frequency should match the pace of change in your environment.   

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General McChrystal
"The wisest decisions are made by those closest to the problem — regardless of their seniority,”

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Shared consciousness.

To get to a point where you trust almost anyone to make decisions on their own because you believe they have the same information and objectives you do.

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Have a Succession Plan

Alexander the Great built one of the largest empires in history in just a few short years, and it fell apart just as quickly. As soon as Alexander died, his generals carved up his empire into pieces.

Every leader wants to build something that lasts, and that means finding someone to take over once you step down. Failure to do so can mean the undoing of your life's work in just a few short years.

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Diversity & Inclusion

There is a significant relationship between competitive profit gains and diversity.

Companies with gender, ethnic and racial diversity are at least 15 percent more likely to experience above-average financial returns.

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You may think it was your idea to keep your desk neat or speak up in a meeting, but your behavior was likely influenced by those in your network.

Once we understand social networks, we can use its power to shape workplaces for the better. You can turn an unhappy team into an innovative, collaborative one.

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