Today I will try and connect the dots that link the overarching concepts of strategic leadership.
Organizations include six dimensions. The key dimension is organizational purpose. When the three dimensions of people, structures, and resources are aligned with the purpose, life is good.
However, something is always misaligned. Misalignment can be exacerbated by both external and internal forces. Bringing an organization into alignment is the fundamental work of leadership.
Bringing alignment inherently means creating change, but the right kind of change requires strategic leadership.
Strategic leaders focus on purpose, problems, progress, and people.
When it comes to enacting change, strategic leaders utilize the principles of leverage to drive consistent incremental changes that bring small but immediate benefits. They do this over and over again in a pattern of strategic action cycles.
Becoming strategic helps focus a leader’s time and attention on things that really matter, and strategic leaders are especially concerned with developing their people.
Using strategic action cycles to increase organizational alignment is what it is all about.
Do good and be well,