Executive Alignment and Strategic Planning

What’s the difference between Agreement and Alignment?

There may not be consensus around a new organizational direction, yet there can be commitment to work together toward that end. Orienting and aligning your leadership team is an important step early-on in any change initiative. Once the team is committed to moving in the same direction, the course must be clearly defined to ensure objectives are met.

Executive Alignment Sessions: Alignment sessions provide the vehicle to effectively communicate business priorities, identify the desired future state, openly discuss individual concerns, understand roles and team stake, and gain commitment to move together in a new direction.

Strategic Planning Meetings: Planning meetings support teams in identifying strategies and tactics that will maximize business opportunities or overcome identified risks and challenges.

Who would benefit

  • Any team at the onset of a change initiative.
  • Mid to senior managers implementing a new coaching culture.
  • Groups who are divided and need a safe environment to air concerns.
  • Teams desiring a creative approach to brainstorming new ideas to achieve success.

What you will gain

  • A broader perspective.
  • A more complete view of the situation.
  • A cohesive approach to meeting objectives.
  • A holistic and collaborative plan.

Leader Approach

  • Support of team leader in communicating business priorities.
  • Facilitated discussion on the current reality versus the desired state.
  • Create a safe environment where disagreement is encouraged.
  • Identify potential alignment and where alignment exists.
  • Experiential exercises.
  • Wild creative brainstorming

Session Structure

  • A tailored approach based on your unique needs.
  • Typically half to full day sessions are recommended.

You can also find this information on Page 19 of the Xponents Catalogue.