Why Alignment is Essential to Accountability - OR NAWBO | NAWBO

Monday, May 24, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm

REGISTER NOW DEADLINEMay 24, 2021 - 9:00am

NAWBO Oregon Professional Development Forum with Guest Speaker Megan Patton

About this Event

If you want your leadership team to fight hard to deliver on the company’s plan, you’ll need them to believe in that plan so much that they feel like it’s their own. That’s true alignment. But as companies grow through midsized, getting each person on the leadership team to feel that way takes work. And it’s absolutely worth it.

The work of leaders progresses in three phases: visioning, aligning and then executing. At midsized, skipping from the visioning stage of leadership right into the execution phase will not work. In fact, it will slow your company down.

In this webinar, we’ll look at how leaders must communicate with each other and the broader team to gain alignment, and how that communication must be captured in writing to gain the clarity that will be needed in the execution phase. We’ll make clear that striving for alignment is not asking for “permission” from the team, but instead involving everyone in figuring out how to achieve the goal.

You will learn:

  • Specific steps required to gain alignment of other leaders and the project team.
  • Specific leadership behaviors that stimulate alignment activities.
  • How to capture decisions as the team aligns so that the team stays aligned over time.
  • Why the work of alignment is never truly completed, even as the work is being executed.

About Megan Patton

Megan Patton is a business strategist who has been a management consultant, trainer and executive coach for most of her career. She spends her time working with individuals, companies and non-profits to help define and implement strategies that enable peak performance and growth.

When you work with Megan, you’ll discover that:

  • She looks at the way something is done (process);
  • who is doing the work (people); and
  • whether something should be done at all (strategy).

Megan approaches client situations from a perspective of what is working well, measured against company goals, and works hand in hand with her clients to develop workable and positive solutions to improving performance.

Megan worked in a “Big Four” consulting firm for many years and focused on business process reengineering, change management and learning system development. Her clients ranged from large multinational companies to internal constituents.

In addition to running ODA Strategy, Megan was appointed Principal with CEO to CEO, Inc. and serves middle market clients in areas including: developing leadership operating systems, team effectiveness and developing the emerging leader.

Prior to her career in management consulting, Megan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal.

Megan received a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College, and an MBA in Strategy from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Megan is a certified professional business coach, and a proud member of the Professional Business Coaches Alliance. She is a licensed affiliate of The One Page Business Plan™ Company.

Megan is a strong believer in lifelong learning, and continues to take classes on a variety of subjects.

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