loader from loading.io

029: As One, Part 4 - Define Your Team's One Shared Goal

The Bill Perry Show

Release Date: 07/02/2019

048: Appreciation and Employee Engagement with Jennifer McClure show art 048: Appreciation and Employee Engagement with Jennifer McClure

The Bill Perry Show

Today I’m talking with Jennifer McClure, a former executive recruiter and HR executive who offers a wealth of knowledge on the subject of corporate leadership. Jennifer is here to talk to us about developing corporate leaders and the importance of employee appreciation.  

info_outline
047: Strategies for Leaders to Enjoy the Holiday Season show art 047: Strategies for Leaders to Enjoy the Holiday Season

The Bill Perry Show

The holiday season is my favorite time of year. I grew up in a great family situation where holidays were marked with extended family time together with good food and great family engagements. However, there is a lot of pressure attached to the holidays. This year, I would encourage you to take a step back and relieve some of that stress during this busy season.

info_outline
046: Navigating Change with Charles Weathers show art 046: Navigating Change with Charles Weathers

The Bill Perry Show

Today I welcome friend and business leader, Charles Weathers to the show. I've known Charles for some time, and I've benefited from his extensive knowledge of leadership development.  Charles spends time working with nonprofits and faith-based organizations. He loves working with them because they share his heart for the community. He has worked to help these companies with board development, governance, leadership development and strategic planning. 

info_outline
045: Fixing Work with Laurie Ruettimann show art 045: Fixing Work with Laurie Ruettimann

The Bill Perry Show

I am so pleased to welcome Laurie Ruettimann to the show. Laurie had spent many years in human resources leadership and realized she hated her job. She left her position in HR and is now on a mission to fix work. She has some ideas about what is currently wrong with work and some steps we can take to fix those problems; not only in our workplaces but in our lives as well.

info_outline
044: Why Leaders and HR Teams Should Consider Podcasting Featuring Danny Ozment show art 044: Why Leaders and HR Teams Should Consider Podcasting Featuring Danny Ozment

The Bill Perry Show

This week I am pleased to have Danny Ozment of Emerald City Productions on the show. Danny is the producer of this podcast and always works hard to make me sound good! Danny and I talk about the creative potential for leaders and human resources teams to utilize the medium of podcasting to drive vision, values and policies through every level of your organization! 

info_outline
043: Getting to the Heart of Your Message with Mike Kim show art 043: Getting to the Heart of Your Message with Mike Kim

The Bill Perry Show

It’s my pleasure to have my friend, Mike Kim, on the show this week. Mike is a marketing strategist, and his philosophy is, “Marketing isn’t about closing a sale. It’s about opening a relationship.” As we move through this discussion, you will hear that if you don’t love yourself, you’re not going to manage any other relationship around you.

info_outline
042: Putting People First with Mike Vacanti show art 042: Putting People First with Mike Vacanti

The Bill Perry Show

My guest this week is doing amazing things for people and focusing on the dialogue of moving people forward at work. He has recently begun focusing on the value of humans, creating a community known as HumansFirst. One of the things he has identified is that we are in a current leadership crisis. But he has a potential solution for this.

info_outline
041: Be Clear, Get Heard! with Steve Woodruff show art 041: Be Clear, Get Heard! with Steve Woodruff

The Bill Perry Show

Today it’s my honor to have a new acquaintance on the show with me. Steve Woodruff has a really interesting title. He is known as the “King of Clarity.” If your organization needs some guidance on getting through all of the “noise” that is out there, this is the episode for you!

info_outline
040: Owning Your Story: The Value of Vulnerability with Dr. Michael Hudson show art 040: Owning Your Story: The Value of Vulnerability with Dr. Michael Hudson

The Bill Perry Show

This week it is my privilege to have Dr. Michael Hudson on the show. Michael is a full-time speaker, coach, and consultant. He enjoys working with leaders and teams to build their strategic visions. Today we focus on the importance of being true to yourself to be the most effective leader.

info_outline
039: A New Perspective on Leadership and Gratitude with Kevin Monroe show art 039: A New Perspective on Leadership and Gratitude with Kevin Monroe

The Bill Perry Show

This week we are introducing a new concept to the show in which I bring in trusted friends and advisors who have had a positive impact on my life and who, I believe, can be beneficial to you as well. It is my pleasure to welcome Kevin Monroe to the show. Kevin is a business consultant, podcast host, and, as he likes to highlight, a husband, father, and grandfather!  

info_outline
 
More Episodes

In this As One podcast series, we talk about why organizational alignment matters. 

If the organization or team that you lead is out of alignment around certain critical issues, your experience is going to be a rough ride.

In this episode, we highlight the need for your leadership team to find agreement around the most important issue that your organization is facing in any given season. What is the one shared goal?

What’s Most Important Now

Most organizations suffer from initiative overload. When your team has so many competing focal points, nothing is accomplished well. You’ll have a flurry of activity but mediocre results.

Your team will function with much more integrity when they agree and are aligned around one shared goal. Every department has an idea of what they need, but the critical question is: What is currently most important for us as an organization?

Singular Focus

Revenue, expenses, business development, employee engagement, and client satisfaction will always demand the attention of your team. There are seasons when one of those, or even something completely different, needs an elevated level of attention from the team.

Breaking Silos

Without clarity and alignment around a singular focal point, you’ll see silos emerge within your team—it’s the inevitable result. The fruit of silos: Leaders and departments will focus on activities that are in their best interests and projects that will propel their performance and advancement, not necessarily what is best for the organization. 

When the leadership team instead agrees on the current, most important initiative for the organization, leaders are more willing to sacrifice time and resources to achieve the common goal.

Humility and Exposure

Gaining commitment to a short-term goal will free your leaders to demonstrate humility--the mark of great team—and will also expose any team members who are more interested in serving their ego and personal agenda than the greater good.

Agreement on the One Goal Takes Time

Give this process time. It requires an intentional conversation with the full team. Don’t make the mistake of gathering opinions or extrapolating your challenge from moments around the coffee pot. You will need someone to draw out opinions from those who tend to withhold their thoughts in crucial conversations.

Key Questions

A couple of helpful thoughts to stimulate the conversation are:

  1. If we don’t address _____ in the next six months, we are going to be in trouble.
  2. If we only accomplish one thing in the next six months, what does it need to be?

Get Buy-in

If you are the senior leader, you may already know the answer to the question. Giving your team the opportunity to speak into the process affords you the buy-in and commitment that you likely wouldn’t gain if you presented your thoughts as a directive.

Context for Decisions

You don’t have to publish this goal throughout the organization. It is sufficient for a backdrop for leadership team decisions, and as a context for determinations regarding sacrifices of resources and time.

I would deeply appreciate a review and a rating if you have enjoyed this episode. Take a minute to offer your feedback, and please recommend the show to a friend.

Connect with me on social media! Direct message me on Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to know how these podcasts are encouraging your team’s results.

Until next time, lead well!

Bill

 

EPISODE CREDITS:

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com