The Strategic Commitment Blog

Building and restoring trust are keys to fulfilling vision

October 5th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

Without trust and candor, everything slows down. Things need to be reworked over and over again, because people can’t relax and have faith that their colleagues will deliver. I’ve seen […]

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How do you shape something as intangible as mindset?

September 28th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

  Creating a mindset in which people are truly invested rather than just compliant might seem unattainable. The intangible nature of your team’s state of mind can make it difficult […]

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What part does compensation play in generating total commitment and alignment?

September 21st, 2012 | Josh Leibner

Compensation is just one small piece of the puzzle when it comes to performance. It’s certainly relevant, but I’ve seen plenty of instances where the influence of compensation was superseded […]

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How does a leader begin to create total strategic alignment and commitment?

September 14th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

The answer is almost simpler than it seems. You have to start with your own management team. The problem is not “somewhere out there in the organization”. We often hear […]

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Is total alignment and commitment too much to expect from your team?

September 7th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

Conventional wisdom says that total alignment and commitment is an unrealistic expectation. Everyone knows compliance is as good as it gets. People know what they’re supposed to do. They’re compensated […]

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Three Questions to Help You Craft Your Organizational Vision

April 23rd, 2012 | Josh Leibner

There are many different approaches organizations take to crafting a vision. They can initiate the process by taking a look at their mission and extrapolating from there. They can choose […]

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Who should be involved in the creation of an organizational vision?

April 16th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

Even though it’s ultimately the boss and the leadership team’s responsibility to set the vision for their organization, the process they use to get there can make an enormous impact […]

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The Value of an organizational vision vs, just goals?

April 9th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

There are plenty of people in organizations who just need a goal — a specific, measurable objective they can rally around. Tell me what my number is, and I’ll do […]

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Make your organizational vision bold and compelling

April 2nd, 2012 | Josh Leibner

What makes a vision both bold and compelling? Boldness requires committing to something beyond what is merely predictable based on extrapolating historical trends and current competences and resources and taking […]

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Should You Axe Your Meeting Agenda?

July 26th, 2011 | Josh Leibner

If you ask the smartest and most experienced leaders what’s one thing that makes their meetings successful — most will tell you it’s having a clear agenda. But contrary to […]

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