Do you know what you want your employees to do?

Organizational clarity, or lack thereof, is sometimes easier to recognize in another organization than our own.

Remember the dramatic television series, “The West Wing”?

What a great show, though, and full of leadership and life lessons. It follows the fictional presidential administration of Jed Bartlet and the senior staff of the White House, and if you have some time and are looking for something worthwhile to binge, I highly recommend it.

I passionately believe that organizations can achieve a competitive advantage by getting healthier, building trust and cohesion, and creating organizational clarity and alignment at every level. I couldn’t have known it then, but one of my favorite episodes and scenes from the show is a lesson in that very thing.

 

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