The Strategic Commitment Blog

How do people typically respond to the strategic planning process and why?

October 18th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

When we ask people about the strategic planning process the typical responses we get are: it’s boring. It’s tedious. Sometimes it’s torturous. The word dread crops up a lot. It’s […]

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When trust is broken can it actually be restored?

October 12th, 2012 | Josh Leibner

The common belief is no. I can either trust you or I can’t. That’s how people often think about it, as a black or white issue. It’s not. We’ve all […]

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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 It’s certainly relevant, but I’ve seen plenty of instances where the influence of compensation was superseded […]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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