The Art of Alignment with Patty Beach
Brandon Laws interviews Patty Beach about the art of getting employees aligned behind a good idea and leading them effectively toward a vision or goal. The two discuss leadership best practices for setting direction, creating “clockwork,” and empowering employees. Learn how to give your employees a voice and use the “wisdom of the group” to correct misalignments and move forward as a united front. TAKEAWAYS Unlike traditional top-down leadership, alignment in the workplace is analogous to interlocking gears turning together. If leaders create a psychologically safe environment, employees will be empowered to voice their thoughts, concerns, and questions. Tapping into “the wisdom of the crowd” not only allows leaders to make more informed decisions but also keeps employees engaged in the plan to move forward. After “setting direction,” leaders should have regular conversations with employees to increase buy-in, alignment, and ultimately, forward progress. ABOUT THE GUEST Patty Beach is a leadership development consultant and author of the book, The Art of Alignment: A Practical Guide to Inclusive Leadership. With over thirty years of experience coaching and training leaders, Patty’s expertise is helping emerging leaders align their teams toward a common goal. A QUICK GLIMPSE INTO OUR PODCAST 🔊 Podcast: Transform Your Workplace, Sponsored by Xenium HR 🎙️ Host: Brandon Laws 📋 In his own words: “The Transform Your Workplace podcast is your go-to source for the latest workplace trends, big ideas, and time-tested methods straight from the mouths of industry experts and respected thought-leaders.” Contact Brandon: Email Brandon.Laws@xeniumhr.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram. Learn more about Xenium HR at xeniumhr.com Follow Xenium on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.