Adapted from Align: 4 Simple Steps for Leaders to Create Employee Fulfillment
Now, you are ready to create outsized success. All the pieces are in place and you as a leader can start to reimagine the future with this team of exceptional people doing what they do best every day. Alignment is happening. Your people know you are fighting every day for their fulfillment. You are on their side. You want your organization to be prosperous financially, but that is no more important than your people finding the prosperity that fulfillment brings. The two are interminably linked.
So, what does that mean? It’s a powerful leadership theorem, an unbreakable rule, that says that you can win big only when your people win big. That changes the very definition of success, doesn’t it? Having a bank full of money but an unfulfilled team that helped get you there is an unsustainable and joyless template for success.
When only one person in five (by their own admission) say that they are getting to do what they do best every day, it’s easy to see how rare an aligned organization is. Why is that so? For one, alignment is a lot of work. It’s not easy. It takes time and effort.
But in the end, when you are standing on the mountaintop with your team and pondering the next mountain to climb together, you’ll experience the joy that leadership is intended to bring not only to leaders but to those you lead.