Leadership Nugget: Strategic Alignment

By Dennis C Miller

A successful strategic plan means the entire organization, including the work of the board, leadership and staff has to be restructured to require individual goals to be fully aligned with organizational goals. Four components for success include:
• An upfront, comprehensive assessment of the organization to identify key strengths and crucial areas of needed improvement;
• A clear vision with established measures of success progress to align the entire organization’s efforts;
• A comprehensive funding plan to secure the necessary resources, and;
• A detailed plan for implementation and execution with buy-in from both the board and staff.