Forbes: Seven Ways Companies Can Realign Culture And Vision

Forbes: Seven Ways Companies Can Realign Culture And Vision

Seven Ways Companies Can Realign Culture And Vision

Today’s leaders know that culture and vision are what enable a diverse team to work together toward common goals. This means leaders must take steps to shape the culture and enforce the vision in a cohesive way — and sometimes get rid of past structures that no longer serve the business.

But where do you start? The first step is to recognize when the two are not in alignment.Next , begin taking small steps in the direction that best supports the business’s vision. If you’re diligent about where you focus your attention and the ways you communicate, your team will follow suit.

To learn more about how leaders can realign culture and vision, we asked members of Forbes Coaches Council to share their opinions. Here’s what they said:

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Know Your Vision, Know Your People And Be Adaptable

Use your vision and values as a compass for all decisions in order to stay in alignment to where you are going. Make sure you have the right people on your team. Listen to and know your people as they are mission critical to your success. Stay flexible on the journey while remaining true to your values. Remember that your culture will change as your organization evolves. – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: 12 Experts Discuss The Difference Between Leadership And Influence

Forbes: 12 Experts Discuss The Difference Between Leadership And Influence

12 Experts Discuss The Difference Between Leadership And Influence

Leadership and influence are related (and even sometimes used interchangeably), but they’re not one and the same. If your goal is to become a leader and an influencer, understanding the difference is crucial.

For coaches whose job it is to help managers, executives and entrepreneurs master the skills they need to lead effectively, subtleties like these matter a great deal. Below, 12 Forbes Coaches Council members explain each concept in depth and offer some high-level examples to illustrate the impact of each.

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Influence Can Happen Without Leadership Yet Will Be Fleeting

Being a leader has more to do with who you are than influence. Influence can happen without leadership yet will be fleeting. The magic formula is impact + grow + leadership= influence. Create areas of impact and growth for others in your life/business as you walk out being who you are as a leader. This combination creates organic influence and leaders become beacons for change. – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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