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The Misadventures in Organizational Misalignment
50 minutes | 4 days 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 | 11 days 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 | 18 days 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 | 25 days 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 3 months ago
Misadventrures 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.
58 minutes | 3 months ago
Misadventures in Aligned Product Development
This episode delves into how many companies, especially small and medium businesses, get misaligned around developing and improving their products. Jane Casto, of Stir Creative Drive, has marvelous experience at Fortune 500 companies as well as SMBs. Jane sits down with us to talk about how she helps not only the product development people, but all those involved with the process, to become more aligned to accelerate pipelines and revenue growth.
17 minutes | 3 months ago
Misadventures in Leading by Fear and Intimidation
In this episode, we talk about how leading by fear and intimidation, even in the name of a reasonable mission and vision, can cause a great deal of strife and misalignment. The journey of Marlene Stollings, former coach of the Texas Tech women's basketball team, showed a team that won more games than it had, but 12 players had transferred in 2 years and she was fired. We'll get into this story and pose some questions for you to ponder for you and your own organization.
51 minutes | 3 months ago
What are K-12 schools doing to meet their mission in a COVID environment - Interview with John Groenke
K-12 districts around the country have been scrambling to meet the needs of students, and to fulfill their mission, since schools closed from the COVID-19 pandemic in the Spring of 2019. Today, we sit down with former Orgametrics employee, John Groenke (now a middle school principal in Minnesota's Robbinsdale School District), about what was done in the Spring, learned in Summer and applied in the Fall, including a discussion about equity issues and how they are looking to address them in a COVID world.
61 minutes | 3 months ago
Jim Tincher on Aligning Customer Experience with Metrics
We talk with Jim Tincher, CEO of Heart of the Customer, to talk about Customer Experience in organizations, how it ties to Mission and Vision and how connecting work done by CX professionals can be tied directly to key metrics. http://www.heartofthecustomer.com
18 minutes | 3 months ago
9 Issues Leaders Face that are Really Related to Organizational Misalignment Part 3
Leaders face questions and issues every day that, when looked at differently, can be tied to misalignment in their organization. This episode will go into the final 3 of 9 such issues leaders like you face.
25 minutes | 4 months ago
9 Issues Leaders Face that are Really Related to Organizational Misalignment Part 2
Leaders face questions and issues every day that, when looked at differently, can be tied to misalignment in their organization. This episode will go into the second 3 of 9 such issues leaders like you face.
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