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Doing the Right Things Right by William A. Cohen, Laura Stack

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1GOALSAlign Strategy and Objectives

If your team lacks clear goals, it may as well be a drunken octopus on roller skates. You’ll get just as far. To be efficient and effective, you must set team goals, align them actively with organizational goals, and communicate them to your team.

You’ll also need to regularly reevaluate your progress to ensure you’re on the right path. If you’re not already doing so, consider what course corrections might better serve you. “Strategic planning and goal setting should be linked,” advises Janie Wade, Senior Vice President of Finance for Baylor Scott & White Health. “Everyone on the team should have goals that ...

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