One of the consistent features of high performing teams is that their leaders actively manage both alignment and engagement. Alignment ensures that the right stuff gets done, at the right time, by the people with the right skills to do it well. Engagement creates the energy and motivation to deliver performance beyond the expected; it lights the fire in individuals and teams that becomes their eternal flame. Together these sustain high performance.
What do leaders do when there is so much uncertainty? When the goal-posts are constantly shifting and the future is so hard to predict? What purpose do we align to? Without a sense of purpose and clear outcomes, how do leaders lead?
The answer is that they apply the principles of Near, Clear and Sincere.