Improve Employee Alignment with Shared Goals – Behind the Scenes

Leadership has changed. In 2020 and beyond, employees are hungry for connection to their work. They want to feel like what they are doing will improve their skills and increase their value. You must improve employee alignment by listening to your employees to understand them. I struggled with employee alignment as a leader until I discovered that they have goals too. I’m going to share with you a powerful approach called “Shared Goals” to improve employee alignment. You can use it immediately and watch the eyes of your people light up. When you improve employee alignment, you will have a more engaged workforce.

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Improve Employee Alignment with Shared Goals: The Transcript

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

Do you have employees that have that spark in their eye, when you know, they are really engaged with the work, they really are servicing the clients at a higher level. Hopefully, you have that across the culture.

In case you don’t, one of the ways to get there is to create employee alignment. To improve your employee alignment. You’ve got to take some different strategies and probably what you’re doing right now, I realized this when I was running my business, and I had goals, I would write down my goals, I would basically want everyone in the company to accept my goals as theirs, and that we would move forward together. That was my version of employee alignment. But here’s the thing. It doesn’t always work out just like that.

In fact, what you can do differently is something I call shared goals. shared goals are very different processes. You will still write your goals you will still create team goals and you will take the time to actually talk to your employees. about what their goals are, what skills do they want to gain? What are the real things that they want to do inside their personal life, and especially professional life?

Now, when you do that, as a leader, you have a chance to feel this connection. You can see the spark in their eyes again because you’re not talking about your goals, you’re talking about their goals. And your job as a leader is to understand exactly where they’re going where their head is so that you can find a way to take the company goals and the team goals and align them with what they want. at a personal level. That’s what I call shared goals.

When you do that, across the entire team, everyone is unique and different. We all know that. But if you take the time to talk to them about what they want, you will be able to get this kind of employee alignment that you really seek. One of the things I’ve learned as a leader is many times it’s very easy for other things to get in the way of us connecting with our employees. We have tons of emails we have so many projects on our to-do list. It really does take a lot of time to sit down one on one with your employees. But the payoff when you do it is phenomenal. You get to improve your employee alignment because you are taking their goals and aligning them to what the company wants. And they will show up each and every day differently.

I share this with you because I work with fast-growth companies. I learn tips from my clients from the research I do with those that are on the Inc 5000 and growing just at astronomical levels. I take those tips and I share them back with you. This is a behind the scenes of some of the things I talked about with my clients. I’m sharing it with you so you get the benefit. Just by tuning into the podcast. Make sure you don’t miss an episode. Just go to Make sure you subscribe. And as always lead with courage. I’ll see you next time.


Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.


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