Understanding the HOW of Leadership [Worksheet + Video]

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Written by: Julie Williamson, PhD 

It is rare for leaders to be as clear on HOW to lead together as they are on WHAT they do and WHY they do it.

HOW leaders lead together is the missing link.

Leaders must define and align to how they work together to deliver more than any of them can do individually, if they want to create exceptional results organizationally.

Understanding the Missing Link: How to Lead Together

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Companies have a phenomenal number of strategies highlighting WHAT they intend to do.

Operations, talent, sales, IT, corporate – you name it, there’s a strategy documented somewhere. Businesses spend a huge amount of time and money developing these strategies. Consultants are called, meetings are held, binders are created, and charts are developed. Maybe there’s even a clever infographic!

But… after the consultants go home, meetings wind down, and infographics get pinned on the wall, the world goes back to normal. And a year later the annual cycle starts all over again.

Strategies are critically important for businesses – people need to know what the direction is and why they are heading there. Unfortunately, the investment in strategy is often lost because leaders don’t personally change their decisions and behaviors in ways that deliver on the agreed-to plans.

As leaders get clear on HOW to lead together and to work in alignment with each other, the rest of the organization learns to do the same. The result? Innovation, transformation, growth. Without the need for a crisis.

At Karrikins Group, we are obsessed with closing the gap between ideas and execution by making sure the why and what are clear for leaders and teams around the world. That’s why we’ve developed the KARRIKINS Diamond Triangle.

The KARRIKINS Diamond Triangle summarizes the leadership requirements for sustained growth and transformation.

The Three Elements of the KARRIKINS Diamond Triangle™

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The Why: Meaningful Purpose

Clarifying why you are in business helps colleagues, customers, investors, and communities to understand the higher-order impact you strive to create.

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The What: Bold Strategy

Knowing what you intend to do in the market and what will drive your growth ambitions sets the plan for execution throughout the organization.

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The How: Leader Alignment

Defining how executive leaders will deliver together is the key to moving from agreement to alignment and creating the cohesion required to accelerate growth.

Use These Resources + Video to Define How Your Team Will Deliver Together

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Download the following resources which include the Diamond Triangle™ Canvas, then watch the following Know Your Diamond Triangle™ workshop with Dr. Julie Williamson as she explains how to accelerate growth and amplify impact by getting clear on your WHY, WHAT, and HOW.

Exceptional Results Come from Alignment

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Alignment is a solvable problem for those willing to do the work, and the challenge of alignment shouldn’t hold you or your team back. Schedule a 30-minute conversation to learn how alignment can result in a greater impact for you & your team.