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Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results Through Leadership by Lynn Fick Cooper, Cynthia D McCauley

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STEP 2:LOOK FOR FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO LOW LEVELS OF DIRECTION, ALIGNMENT, OR COMMITMENT.

What if your assessment of the group’s direction, alignment, or commitment is low? Let’s look at a number of contributing factors that might be at work.

DIRECTION PROBLEMS

As the board members discuss the foundation’s future strategic direction, they discover points of disagreement. Some board members feel that to move the needle on key health indicators for underprivileged citizens, the foundation should invest in 1–3 key priority areas where they can work to create long-lasting change. Other board members have concerns about putting all of the foundation’s assets into only a few key areas as they would have to sever relationships with many health-focused ...

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