Amplifying Impact. Accelerating Transformation.
By Karrikins Group
The greatest WHY, and the best WHAT fail without an aligned HOW.
Alignment is a key predictor of success.
In today’s increasingly interconnected world. Internally, misalignment creates friction, inefficiency, and conflict. Externally, it causes missed opportunities to innovate, deliver to customers, and grow market share.
Transformation starts with leadership. Aligning to HOW you lead together as a team matters because leaders have the most significant influence on an organization.
Accelerating transformation requires leaders aligned to the HOW, because where leaders
go, so will the organization. Many organizations spend the majority of their time and money
defining their WHY and their WHAT. However, if leaders are unable to define HOW, they will
struggle to align and deliver exceptional results.
Alignment is hard because it requires a leadership team to
- Challenge preconceived notions of power and success
- step out of social norms and cultural norms
- disappoint people on your team because transformation will deconstruct their career path
- going first, exemplifying how to align thinking and action
The discipline of alignment
Alignment discipline comes through learning how to gain and maintain alignment to shared
objectives and goals. It requires a willingness to go first as a leader, to create clarity, and to
make different decisions that drive new outcomes.
HOW is the missing link. The greatest WHY and the best WHAT fail without an aligned HOW.
We believe the most important thing to focus on is HOW you lead together – the shared
team commitments for working as an aligned team.