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The Misadventures in Organizational Misalignment
13 minutes | 6 days ago
Misadventures in Allowing Complacency to Damage Alignment
Legendary basketball coach said, "Complacency is the forerunner of mediocrity. You can never work hard enough on attitude, effort and technique." This episode delves into how complacency can damage alignment and 3 things you can do, as a leader, to keep complacency from rearing its ugly head.
14 minutes | 12 days ago
Misadventures in not Leading Through Whitewater Rapids
This Misadventures episode discusses how leaders can be more effective in leading teams and organations in high-stress situations. If we look at high stress situations, like what we have in COVID, as whitewater rapids we are in a Class 5 situation. This episode gets into 4 ways you can lead effectively in high-stress situations.
29 minutes | 20 days ago
CEO Art Johnson on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace
As we, as a society, look to become more connected to our mission and vision as US citizens, we can look at how greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace can serve as a catalyst in this effort. This episode has CEO Art Johnson in a radio interview talking about DE&I and how it can be measured and connected to Mission as well as key performance metrics.
17 minutes | a month ago
Misadventures in Leading the Same Way in a COVID World
Virtual work environments sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the way work in a lot of areas have been done. While employees are setting into the dynamic, leaders wish it went back. This episode gets into the 3 things leaders can do to lead more impactfully in a virtual environment.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
How Prince's Creativity Applies to Your Organization
Prince is one of the most creative musicians and songwriters to have ever lived. What he created has touched millions of people. However, when one looks at how he went about his process, there are a number of things that can be drawn out that apply to how organizations can drive greater aligned creativity. This episode dives into 4 key ways Prince connects with what you can do to improve your organization and leadership.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Misadventures in Political Misalignment
In our monthly series of episodes looking at various social issues from the perspective of aligning to mission and vision in the workplace, we look today at our recent US Presidential election, how the large turnout shows alignment to democracy and how the divisions that have been sowed are taking us down. We look at how we'd address such actions in th workplace and how you can be part of aligning to our Mission and Vision.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Misadventures in not Connecting Salespeople to Mission and Vision
In this episode, I have a marvelous conversation with Danita Bye, author and CEO of Sales Growth Specialists. Danita and I talk about a variety of subjects all around building sales teams and salespeople that are connected to the Mission and Vision of the organization. We talk about doing things through accountability, service and love. Danita has great perspectives that translate to superior performance for leaders she supports that will help you in your efforts to be a better leader.
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Target COO John Mulligan on Aligning to their Purpose
In this episode, I talk with Chief Operating Officer of Target Corporation, John Mulligan. We go over a great deal including how Target diligently works in alignment with its Purpose, how it Operations team has developed over the last 5 years, what COVID-19 has done to Target and how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is practiced at all levels within the company.
15 minutes | 2 months ago
Misadventures in not Connecting Mission Across Org Levels
When organizations look to drive mission and vision, they need to look at coordinating their efforts across three harmonious and symbiotic levels - organization-wide, across teams and individually. This episode answers a listener question on how aligned leadership needs to be practices in each of the three areas to be successful.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Misadventures in Taking Survey Answers Literally
When organizations look at employee engagement surveys, they get caught up taking care of tactical, symptom issues, when the disease is broad and cultural. This episode delves into some ideas on how you can take a different perspective with interpreting survey answers to understand, and act upon the real opportunities to improve your culture.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Misadventures in Staying in the Same Fishbowl - Social Justice Episode
In our monthly effort to discuss what is happening in our society today in the context of organizational alignment, we talk about expanding your network and perspectives by bringing in people from different walks of life. In part of an interview with Vikas Narula, CEO of KeyHuns, I talk with him about his journey to gain greater perspectives from meeting people with different interests than his. His effort to get out of his own fishbowl and swimming in the ocean benefitted him greatly and it can benefit all of us and our organizations.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Misdventures in Engagement and KPI Measurement
This episode takes a question from one of our subscribers about how she isn't able to measure changes in employee engagement scores with the organization's KPIs. So, we discuss how our Orgametrics assessment, given that it ties to something more tangible like Mission and Vision, can provide that proof of effectiveness.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Misadventures in Misalignment without DE&I
We've talked extensively about how the pillars of alignment are strengthened by bringing in ideas and opinions from different parts of an organization. It brings so much benefit. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is simply another channel of bringing that innovation to your organization. Today, we talk about how DE&I fits in an aligned organization.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Interview with Key Hubs CEO Vikas Narula on Informal Leaders and Networks
In today's episode, I have the chance to speak with Vikas Narula, who's Key Hubs tools assess the informal networks that permeate every organization. We talk about how those informal networks and leaders are critical for driving organizational alignment and how his businesses help clients reach higher levels of performance.
12 minutes | 4 months ago
Misadventures in not Seeing Societies Issues In Light of USA Mission and Vision
This episode brings forth the first in a regular series of discussions into what is happening in our society through the lens of alignment to the mission and vision of the United States. When 40% of an organization would be seen as disengaged and frustrated with a company, for the same reason, sure enough that company will be doing something about it. We discuss how the social protests of this summer connect with alignment to mission and vision.
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Misadventures in Believing what You are Seeing is the WHOLE Truth
Our view of our world depends on not only what we see, but what we don't see, our experiences, beliefs, expectations, etc. We are geared to focus in on certain aspects of a scene or situation by evolution. However, we miss a great deal from that process. Others come from different perspectives and see different things in the same scene. We go into how leaders can work to include other perspectives to create greater alignment.
56 minutes | 4 months ago
3Ms CTO John Banovetz on Leadership, Teamwork and Innovation
In this episode, we talk with my friend and college teammate, John Banovetz, CTO at 3M. John is responsble for all technology and sustainability efforts at 3M. We talk about leadership, teamwork, alignment to their vision and values, and how the 15% culture at 3M drives so many of the alignment pillars we measure at Orgametrics.
17 minutes | 4 months ago
Misadventures in Measuring the Wrong Things
In this episode, we discuss the concepts of how/if one measures the effectiveness of work done to meet the high level metrics on leadership dashboards. For it's in this work that the magic happens. Alignment in this area is critical for success. However, many organizations don't keep tabs on these levels or measure the wrong things. Also, misalignment in this area hampers organizational peformance.
15 minutes | 4 months ago
Misadventures in mistaking hard work as the goal
This episode takes a look at hard work versus competing and employee engagement from organizational alignment. When employees compete every day, they find new ways to become better. Hard workers will get their tasks done. How can you compete as a leader to make yourself and your team more aligned and impactful.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Misadventures in Leading Millenials and Gen Z Workers
This episode discusses the similarities between what older generations and Millenial & Gen Z workers are looking for in the workplace as well as how you, as a leader, can build sills around developing and tapping into this wonderful resource of energetic talent.
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