There are times when you can spot the difference between a weak and a strong one. Take alignment: weak leaders blame their teams when they fail to get it, while strong leaders understand it's their responsibility to create it.
Here's the reality: Alignment doesn't just happen. Leaders create it. But, How?
COMPONENTS OF TEAM ALIGNMENTLeaders can sync their teams with these three components.
1. Contact: The team will do whatever you ask of them as long as you frequently communicate with them. If you don't often communicate with them, they will make decisions you're not comfortable with, which is inevitable.
2. Communication:There is no substitute for communication. Your people cannot read your mind. They need to know what you expect. They need to understand what outcomes you desire. You need to verbalize your expectations.
3. Connection: For true alignment to take place, your people must know and trust your heart, and they must be committed to your success and the team's success as a whole.
The alignment we create as leaders depends on our teams sharing what motivates us. Alignment requires everyone to connect on what's at stake. Alignment is critical to getting the right things done and moving your organization forward effectively and efficiently. As a leader, you must take the initiative to create alignment, as it won't happen on its own.