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Will Bachman:
Cascading Goals:


Will Bachman

Cascading Goals

Show Notes

The CEO might think that everyone in the organization is working on the CEO’s top priorities.

It is worth checking that assumption.

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Will Bachman 00:01
It is amazing how rarely goals actually do cascade through an organization. Hey, welcome to Unleashed the show that explores how to thrive as an independent professional. I’m your host Will Bachman. Try this in your organization or with your client. For those consultants who are listening, ask the head of the organization to write down her goals. Then ask all the direct reports to write down their goals and the projects they’re working on. Then have all their direct reports write down their goals and the projects they’re working on. In theory, each of the C level execs reporting to the CEO will be working on projects that tie to one of the CEOs goals, in each of the vice presidents projects would tie to a CXO goal, and all the way down the chain. And the CEO may think that that is in fact the case. What you often find, of course, is that the manager is working on a project that he thinks is important, but it doesn’t tie to the goals of the CEO, CEO or VP or director. This could be a nice exercise for an off site, or to just do on a periodic basis, maybe quarterly. If you’ve had experience helping an organization get alignment on priorities and ensure their goals cascade, I’d love to hear about it. You can email me at umbrex.com. And if you visit, ask unleashed.com. You can record a question, you can sign up for the weekly email I send out that includes a summary of each episode and some bonus features. You can also download a transcript of a past episode. So sign up at ask unleashed.com Unleashed is a production of Umbrex which is the world’s first global community connecting top tier independent management consultants with one another You can learn more about Umbrex at U umbrex.com. That’s UMBR e x. Thanks for listening

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