Alignment predicts success

And, agreement is not alignment

What is Alignment

When an organization is aligned, leaders’ independent actions are coordinated, and the team moves fluidly and efficiently as a collective whole towards accelerated growth. The synchronized effort is visible to the organization, creating an agile culture and building momentum through the aligned effort of everyone.

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“This work is so powerful for our organization. As we get better alignment on the leadership team, we are able to better leverage the talent on the team more effectively.”

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Agreement

Agreement happens when leaders like an idea or share a sense of desire for a defined future state. Positive affect does not equal strong commitment or ensure follow-through.

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  • Decisions and actions don't change
  • Protect existing infrastructure and reinforce old paradigms

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Alignment

Alignment happens when leaders have a shared understanding of the true current state, an intentional path forward and commitment of time, energy, and resources to deliver.

  • Action
  • New decisions that drive different activity
  • Re-imagined products, infrastructure, and brand

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Check Your Alignment

Alignment is sparked when leaders have a shared understanding of the current state, a realistic and intentional path for reaching the defined future state, and willingness to commit the time, energy, and resources required to deliver on their commitments.

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Dive deeper into Alignment

The speed with which you are capable of transforming is directly proportionate to the level of alignment throughout your organization. Senior leaders must go first. At Karrikins, we believe the path towards transformation and growth starts with the Growth Journey.

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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

Voice of the Expert

“Agreement kills transformation.
Alignment delivers it.”

Hunter Burke

Chief Consulting Officer, Karrikins Group

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Voice of the Expert

“Alignment predicts success. Agreement is not alignment. The gap between the two is where great ambitions fail to deliver.”

 

Dr. Julie Williamson

Chief Growth Enabler, Karrikins Group

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Voice of the Expert

“Global leaders recognize the need to be agile with the ever-increasing speed of change yet establishing new ways of working remains a top challenge. Companies that successfully grow through disruption and transformation have discovered the key is alignment.”

Bruce Siegel

President, Karrikins Group

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Voice of the Expert

“Misaligned leadership teams leak time, money, and energy when they put their heads down and work furiously to make progress on their own priorities and convene semi-regularly to have the same strategy conversations over and over again. Being intentional about alignment helps to break the cycle of circular conversations and creates real progress towards transformation and growth.”

Carol Bertola

Managing Director, Karrikins Group

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Voice of the Expert

“Agreement is knowing something is good. Alignment is doing something that is good.”

Tamika Pumphery

Principal, Head of Learning and Coaching, Karrikins Group

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John F. Kennedy

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