What are you reading right now? I’m always reading something…but I love it when I trip across a book that has to do with the core ideas here at StrategyCentral.
The Power of Alignment: How Great Companies Stay Centered and Accomplish Extraordinary Things is one of THOSE books.
Although The Power of Alignment was published in 1997, this is a timely read. Some great stuff in the first four chapters, including an interesting diagnostic profile that is very transferable to what all of us are doing. Love it! 16 questions that are designed to determine alignment along both a vertical (strategy and employees) and horizontal (processes and customers) axis. Taken together, this will provide a good snapshot of your organization. I like it!