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Introduction to Principles of Strategic Team Alignment

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Quick snapshot of Hillview\'s concept of True-North Strategic Alignment for ensuring teams are moving in the direction the leader has clearly articulated.

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Introduction to Principles of Strategic Team Alignment

  1. 1. The Purpose, Passion andPromise of True-NorthStrategic Team AlignmentThe Polaris Principle™High-Impact Leader Lens™ (HILL) forFully Responsible LeadershipThe HILL Model™ for Alignment in LeadingHILL Climbing Expedition™Monday 26 September 2011John R. Dallas, Jr.Chief Alignment Officer (CAO)Hillview Partners Network LLC PDF Version of Slides Animation RemovedDeer Rehabilitation Services Narration is Essential Client Confidential and Resource Proprietary. All Rights Reserved. No Duplication or Distribution Without Prior Authorization, Please. Thank You. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC | hillviewpartners.com | johnrdallasjr.com | 312.643.8000 | jrdallasjr@hillviewpartners.com
  2. 2. John R. Dallas, Jr. Introducing Founder and Chief Alignment Officer (CAO) Hillview Partners Network LLC Consultants | Coaches | Speakers jrdallasjr@hillviewpartners.com John Dallas hillviewpartners.com weneedtohaveaword.com Today’s Guide for Our johnrdallasjr.com HILL-Climbing Expedition A Vantage Point to Your Advantage™  Since 2005 leading Hillview, a network of independent professionals in fields of strategic alignment  From 1974 President of five prior technology-based B2B and B2C service companies: 1. Chicago Title Credit Services, Inc., Chicago / consumer and commercial credit data services 2. CreditComm Services LLC, Fairfax, VA (DC area) / consumer credit data services 3. Market Access Resources Corp., New York / consumer credit data services 4. Group Concepts Capital Corp., New York / consumer credit data services 5. National Business Intelligence Corp., New York / editorial services and electronic publishing  Moderator, Greater Chicago Thought Leadership Forum (ThoughtForum) at Gleacher Center  Leader in inclusive multicultural education and leadership development initiatives for business owners  Keynote speaker, meeting moderator, workshop facilitator, interviewer, and panelist  Guest lecturer at universities, colleges, and other schools  Volunteer leadership in economic development, civic affairs, arts, education, and churches  Majored in Journalism and Mass Communications, Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University, continued studies in New York at Columbia University2
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  4. 4. Hillview’s specialized focus relates to individuals and organizations . . . Reversing Risk of Misalignment Since 2005 Hillview is a collaborative network of independent consulting, coaching and speaking specialists; individuals preeminent in various fields related to facilitating strategic alignment of people, money, technology, and other mission-critical resources.Alignment Consulting to Align Team Views toward Greater Productivity: 1. Focusing on what buyers truly value and sellers truthfully sell 2. Focusing on team engagement, efficiency, and measurable results 3. Focusing on where minds are moving during planning, execution and measurementAlignment Coaching to Align Leader Views toward Higher Performance: 1. Professional development and organizational growth (dual-track coaching) 2. Career validation, enrichment, acceleration or stabilization 3. Career transition (internal or external) — value exceeds “outplacement” servicesAlignment Speaking to Align Audience Views toward Broader Perspective: 1. Building buyer-centric cultures, plans, operations, and sustainable revenue streams 2. Igniting fully responsible leaders to maximize their Return on Leadership (ROL) 3. Digging, drilling and thinking a bit deeper — to reach, climb and stand a lot higher Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 4
  5. 5. Reversing risk in our common patterns of “In-and-Out Listening” Today please listen more “hearingly” − and with a “third ear.” In In In In In In Out Out Out Out Out Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC5
  6. 6. Sustaining All-Important Focus on Your Engagement ││││ Crosshatch marks for “first-time-heard” items P Pivots you identify as you turn toward new views ? Question marks if you “need more information” O “O” for moments you were Out Listening ( + or -) T “T” for takeaways for you to use/share TODAY Y “Y” for something “new and in view about you” Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC6
  7. 7. Committees City Hall Diversity Life! Economic RealityBoards Past, Current and Federal YOU Family Future EmployeesAd Agencies Social Media Credit V PR Outsourcing E Q&R N D Schools & O IT/MIS Teams Universities R Prospective Buyers S Law Networking WHO? The HILL Model™ IRS Competition Public Global Needs & Realities Strategically Aligned? Strategic Politics Alliances Quality Control & Associations & Foundations Best Practices E-Commerce HR Regulatory Seller Authorities The MediaFaith Buyer 7
  8. 8. Committees City Hall Diversity Life! Economic RealityBoards Past, Current and Federal YOU Family Future EmployeesAd Agencies Social Media Credit V PR Outsourcing E Q&R N D Schools & O IT/MIS Teams Universities R Prospective Buyers S Law Networking WHO? The HILL Model™ IRS Competition Public Global Needs & Realities Strategically Aligned? Strategic Politics Alliances Quality Control & Associations & Foundations Best Practices E-Commerce HR Regulatory Seller Authorities The MediaFaith Buyer 8
  9. 9. Medical Alignment Acronym Borrowed from Traditional Emergency Room Triage ER triage professionals will ask if you are alert and oriented (A&O) to: 1. Your Name? 2. This Place (i.e., a hospital’s ER)? 3. Today’s Date? 4. Your Purpose for being in the ER? Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC9
  10. 10. Asking yourself or others,“Where do things stand?” israrely the right question.Change is ceaseless. Viewstoward where people andthings are moving will focusyour thoughts and vision toidentify direction andvelocity of momentum.“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past orpresent are certain to miss the future.” —John F Kennedy Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 10
  11. 11. Asking yourself or others,“Where do things stand?” israrely the right question.Change is ceaseless. Viewstoward where people andthings are moving will focusyour thoughts and vision toidentify direction andvelocity of momentum.“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past orpresent are certain to miss the future.” —John F Kennedy Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC
  12. 12. The task of leadership is to createan alignment of strengths, makingour weaknesses irrelevant.” − Peter Drucker Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 12
  13. 13. Fully Responsible Leaders:1. Lead people2. Manage things3. Align people and things Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 13
  14. 14. To achieve strategic alignment of people and things, you must remain . . . Fully responsible leaders will ask if you are alert and oriented (A&O) to each situation’s: 1. Strengths (first and foremost!) 2. Weaknesses 3. Opportunities 4. Threats Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC14
  15. 15. “Put people first.Put people second.Put people third.Success followsfocus on people,people, people.” − JRDjr Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 15
  16. 16. The purpose, promise, passion, pull, push, potential and performance in one key word:Strategic Alignment does not require 100% agreement.Strategic Alignment does not suggest 100% confinement.Strategic Alignment does not indicate 100% perfection. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 16
  17. 17. Strategic Alignment is about the forward movement of teams toward worthy destinations.Strategic Alignment does require 100% understanding.Strategic Alignment does mandate 100% engagement.Strategic Alignment does succeed with 110%+ effort. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 17
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  19. 19. Hillview Presents The HILL Model™ for Fully Responsible Leaders to Focus on Views of Strategic Team Alignment Based on Hillview’s High-Impact Leader Lens™ (HILL) for Realistically Viewing − and Positively Influencing − Movement of People and Things In Your Mind’s Eye You are Standing on this HILL to Focus, Align and Balance Your and Others’ Views toward Vision and Viability From this just-right HILL-height ask: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? And what’s “the Wow?”Viability Vision Left Brain for Viability: Right Brain for Vision: Uses logic Uses feeling Detail-oriented Big-picture oriented Defines “it” Describes “it” Knows object’s name Knows object’s function Facts rule Imagination rules Words and language Symbols and images Present and past Present and future Math and science Philosophy and religion Comprehends Senses intrinsic value Knowing Believing Acknowledges Appreciates Order/pattern perception Spatial perception Reality-based Imagination-based Forms strategies Presents possibilities Practical Impetuous Safe (risk-averse?) Risk-taking Humble by deduction Hubris-prone (a risk) Viability Vision Client Confidential and Resource Proprietary. All Rights Reserved. No Duplication or Distribution Without Prior Authorization, Please. Thank You. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC | hillviewpartners.com | johnrdallasjr.com | 312.643.8000 | jrdallasjr@hillviewpartners.com 19
  20. 20. ThinkIt’s all abouthow we think!Our mind’s attitude and altitude determine how we hear responses to:Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? And − what’s “the Wow?”“Our thoughts, words and actions align our past present and future.” —JRDjr Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 20
  21. 21. Strategic Team Alignment Puts and Keeps People First;Always Focusing on Core Beliefs and Commensurate Behaviors What do we know about ourselves? What can we know about others? Character Values Ethics Morals Copyright © 2005-2010 Hillview Partners Network LLC 21 21
  22. 22. Fresh Thinking for Envisioning Value in Strategic Team Alignment“You cannot solve a problem from thesame consciousness that created it. Youmust learn to see the world anew.” − Albert Einstein Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 22
  23. 23. Retrain Your Brain JULY 20, 2011“Every leader faces a share of irritating screw-ups and minor setbacks.In response to those annoyances, some leaders get irritable andstressed out. Others keep on moving. To be in that enviable lattercategory, you need resilience. Train your brain to bounce back fromhassles rather than get snagged by them. Find a quiet place where youwont be interrupted. Sit comfortably and focus on your breath. Noticeyourself inhale and exhale. Dont try to change your breathing, just beattentive to it. As thoughts, sounds, or other distractions come up, letthem go and return your attention to your breath. By doing this 30minutes a day you will teach your brain to go to a quiet calm placewhen it is stressed, rather than triggering your fight or flight response.” Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 23
  24. 24. A single word’s Full-Year of 52 Word Chaptersvalue to others Acronym Innovationand you is Acumen Alignment Inquisitiveness Intentionalityinfluenced by Appreciation Mentor Ascendancy Missionyour depth of Aspiration Momentumdefinition, Assertiveness Authenticity Passion Patiencebreadth of Civility Clarity Peace Perspectivedescription, and Collaboration Persuasiveness Commitment Pridescope of view Confluence Randomnessfor its desired Courage Crucible Reach Rejuvenationimpact . . . Delineate Resistance Dignity Respect Diligence Response Diversity Restoration Edification Result Emergence Success Empathy Team Engagement Trial Esteem Trust Imperative Vision Influence Wisdom Chapter on Ascendancy Dedicated to Dr. Dennis Deer Now in PDF for e-readers Hardcover 4th Quarter 2011Digital Press Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC | hillviewpartners.com | johnrdallasjr.com | 312.643.8000 | jrdallasjr@hillviewpartners.com 24
  25. 25. One word can make the difference . . . A rather impertinent reporter from The Wall Street Journal asked Mikhail Gorbachev for one word to summarize the state of the Russian economy. One word. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 2525
  26. 26. One word can make the difference . . . One word: Good Then two words: NOT Good Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 2626
  27. 27. Tuesday 19 July 2011 One word made a big difference . . . Rupert Murdoch Testifying Under Oath Incorrect word: “… most humiliating day of my life.” Correct word: “… most humble day of my life.” Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 2727
  28. 28. Single Words and Concepts as Pivots toward New or Clearer Points-of-View toward Where People and Things are MovingAs you stand atop hills in your alert mind, allow your attention topivot toward new views that may validate or change thedirection you and your team members are heading. Focus! Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 28
  29. 29. "The meaning of love is not to be confused withsome sentimental outpouring. Love is somethingmuch deeper than emotional bosh.” − Martin Luther King, Jr. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 29
  30. 30. Deer Rehabilitation ServicesYes, I what I do for a living. Yes, I love the favorable impact I have on livesof the people my work touches. Yes, I love __________________________ . . . Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 30
  31. 31. A Mission-Critical Three-LetterWord for Strategic Team Alignment Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 31
  32. 32. Differentiating ViewsFrom OpinionsViews from hills in your mind can change withthe direction you are looking, the height fromwhere you are looking, and how long you focusfor clarity. Opinions are less flexible than views.If someone or something points your head orheart in a different direction, your view changes.Opinions you and others pronounce have muchless inherent flexibility than “sharing adjustableviews seen from just-right hill-height.”Choose to express your views over imposingyour opinions. Share views and expect change. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 32
  33. 33. Help is a Four-Letter Word to Try to AvoidChoose to offer,provide and sustainsupport. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 33
  34. 34. Questions and ResponsesCopyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 34
  35. 35. Deep Alignment Breath No. 1: The Wisdom Breath  Breathe-in deeply — the present moments reality. Sense it. Feel it.  Hold it as you think and feel with your mind, body and soul, “Wisdom."  Breathe-out — gently exhaling through whispering, “Wisdom.”  Gently whisper, “Wisdom . . . Courage . . . Patience . . .” Relax.Deep Alignment Breath No. 2: The Courage Breath  Breathe-in deeply — the present moments challenge to relax. Easy…  Hold it as you think and feel with your mind, body and soul, “Courage."  Breathe-out — gently exhaling through whispering , “Courage.”  Gently whisper, “Wisdom . . . Courage . . . Patience . . .” Relax.Deep Alignment Breath No. 3: The Patience Breath  Breathe-in deeply — the present moments opportunity to focus. Relax.  Hold it as you think and feel with your mind, body and soul, “Patience."  Breathe-out — gently exhaling through whispering, “Patience.”  Gently whisper, “Wisdom . . . Courage . . . Patience . . .” Relax.Feel the alignment of mind, body and soul you are allowing yourself. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 35
  36. 36. Sir Winston Churchill’s Commencement AddressPersistPersistPersist Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 36
  37. 37. A Strategically Aligned Team’s Commencement AddressPersist with wisdomPersist with couragePersist with patience Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC 37
  38. 38. John R. Dallas, Jr. Twitter: JohnRDallasJrChief Alignment Officer (CAO) Facebook: John R. Dallas, Jr.Hillview Partners Network LLC LinkedIn: John R. Dallas, Jr.1133 North Dearborn StreetSuite 3201Chicago, Illinois 60610-7197312.643.8000 Skype: JRDallasJrjrdallasjr@hillviewpartners.comClient Confidential and Resource Proprietary. All Rights Reserved. No Duplication or Distribution Without Prior Authorization, Please. Thank You. Copyright © 2005-2011 Hillview Partners Network LLC | hillviewpartners.com | johnrdallasjr.com | 312.643.8000 | jrdallasjr@hillviewpartners.com

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