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The 12 Factors of Alignment

Commit to Alignment: There will never be outstanding Alignment without a commitment to invest time and effort in it. 

PAVE Your Way to Success: Experience the most personal fulfillment and deliver the most "bang for the buck" to the organization.

Plans and Priorities: Take advantage of one-on-one meetings between the Key Decision Maker and the Direct Report, so each side knows exactly how time, effort and energy will be focused.

Weekly Strategic Leadership Team Meetings: Improve Alignment with weekly team meetings.

Annual Strategic Team Meetings: Step back and get the big picture.

Working Dynamics: Deliver positive results for the organization by supporting a mutually respectful relationship.

The Organization's Values and Working Environment: Align on the critical organization values the Key Decision Maker and the Direct Report should be modeling for the rest of the organization.

The Organization's Vision: Identify and understand all the elements of the Key Decision Maker's vision for the organization.


Roles and Responsibilities: Learn how the Direct Report can make life easier for the Key Decision Maker, starting right now.

Critical Success Factors: Learn how to identify the objectives so critical to the organization that its success depends on achieving them.

Strategic Direction Initiatives: Identify the organization's strategic direction, and ensure that the forts of every member of the Strategic Leadership Team are consistent with that strategic direction.

Alignment Is Evergreen: Maintain the organization's commitment to Alignment over time.