Chapter 2

Balanced Strategy

First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.

—Aristotle

The beginning of my journey turning around the non-profit I was hired to lead involved beginning with the end in mind. Planning and aligning the people in the organization.

The ability to align the people in your operation with the goals of the enterprise is a critical part of leadership. Alignment includes the behaviors of a leader who facilitates the development of a vision and principles with a balanced strategy and goals with the team, develops a balanced scorecard to track progress, and organizes ...

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