Many leaders believe that once a directive is given, the job of communicating to the organization is complete. When the results do not match what was anticipated, a natural response is to add more specificity to the directive and tighten controls. Unfortunately, this response is counterproductive – slowing down and underutilizing the intelligence of teams while simultaneously creating the conditions for poor Executive decision-making and burn-out. The problem intensifies as organizations become larger and more dynamic.
Luckily, there is a solution to this dilemma through practices honed by military organizations. In our upcoming SIG, Pat will outline the steps for achieving alignment and what should go into an effective strategic directive. You’ll then have an opportunity to put these concepts into practice. The highly recommended source for this material is Stephen Bungay’s The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gap Between Plans, Actions and Results.
Speaker: Pat Scherer
Date/Time: 2/6/15 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Venue: Agile Velocity, 8140 N. Mopac Expressway, Building IV, Suite 140, Austin, TX 78759
To Register and for more info: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/15327303377.