This newsletter is entitled “On the Same Page.” It can refer to many things including an orchestra whose members are following the score, or the dramatis personae of a play, all of whom are on the same script page. Nearly every day I see organizations where people are not on the same page — not in agreement, not working collaboratively toward a common goal. Yet it is a primary accountability of leadership.
When the senior team is on the same page, organizations have clear direction and purpose. When entire organizations are on the same page, it creates an enormous competitive advantage, one that is extremely difficult for others to replicate. It is today, the key to a high-performing organization.
An orchestra conductor’s job is first to assemble the right talent, get everyone on the same page, and then develop an extraordinary sound that comes from everyone being in the moment and playing their best.
To get everyone on the same page, and to keep them on the same page, the primary focus needs to be on effective leadership, a clear purpose and goals, the right talent, and an organization that is sharply-focused on the strategy.
© Copyright 2015 Bob Legge
Bob Legge provides organizations with the ability to exceed their most ambitious goals. I work with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-size companies, nonprofits, education, and government. Together, we drive strategy, lead successful change, develop high performance cultures, improve individual and organizational performance, and produce faster, sustainable growth and value. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org