Top 4 Resources to help Leaders Create Team and Organization Alignment

Most management problems start with misalignments. Two people row in different directions, or the left-hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Is everyone on your team clear about its goals? Do they know what success looks like and how they are contributing? Is everyone working towards the same levels of quality, cost, time, and risk?


Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool For Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future

Cameron Herold
"Many corporations have slick, flashy mission statements that ultimately do little to motivate employees and less to impress customers, investors, and partners. But there is a way to share your excitement for the future of your company in a clear, compelling, and powerful way. Vivid Vision is a revolutionary tool that will help owners, CEOs, and senior managers create inspirational, detailed, and actionable three-year mission statements."


Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great Book 2)

Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras
"Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies. They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build visionary companies."


Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

Joan Magretta
"Competitive advantage. The value chain. Five forces. Industry structure. Differentiation. Relative cost. If you want to understand how companies achieve and sustain competitive success, Michael Porter’s frameworks are the foundation. But while everyone in business may know Porter’s name, many managers misunderstand and misuse his concepts."


Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question: "Why?"