Complexity and conflict can be opportunities for positive change and growth.
Alignment Strategies Group (ASG) creates in-depth, highly customized experiences for senior leaders grappling with the most complex strategic leadership challenges that exist in organizational life.
If your team’s challenges are highly complex, ASG brings theory, research, experience, and tools developed over more than two decades to help you transform how you live and work.
We roll up our sleeves and dive into the trenches alongside you and your teams to tackle even the most difficult strategic, leadership, and relationship challenges that organizational life throws your way.
Seven principles guide our work:
1. We don’t have clients; we have collaborative partners.
Given the often personal and intense nature of our work together, we build relationships with you as collaborative partners, colleagues and friends. By meeting you with empathy and attentiveness, we ask thoughtful and important questions, give honest advice, and respond in the moments it matters. We use collaborative, constructive, open communication, and we ask the same of you.
2. Old-fashioned values and forward-thinking solutions are a good pair.
We engage in innovative, cutting-edge ways, yet our care, commitment, and work ethic are “old school.” To ensure success, we are high-touch and high quality. We invest the time and effort needed to achieve meaningful results. As the long-distance runner and writer Haruki Murakami wrote about his training, “This takes time, of course, but sometimes taking time is actually a shortcut.” We agree. By dedicating proper care and attention to the work, we ensure that it is done right the first time, and takes less time in the long run.
3. Prevention is the best medicine.
The father of conflict resolution and our mentor Dr. Morton Deutsch instilled this in us. We help you identify and address trouble spots before they become big problems. This may mean that you need to invest regular doses of time, energy, and resources to prevent things from turning into crises down the line. We help you determine which investments are worth making now, and which can wait.
4. We take a strengths-based approach.
While we use a unique method to help you create innovative solutions to tough problems, we begin by looking at your existing success and help you build from there.
5. We use a wide-angle lens.
Whether we are coaching an individual, facilitating a team conversation, or consulting at the enterprise level, we bring an organizational perspective. We help you identify unhealthy organizational patterns and make the individual and systemic shifts needed to create long-lasting, sustainable change.
6. We bring a sense of calm and authority.
Whether coaching one-on-one, facilitating a three-way conversation, or delivering a keynote address for 200 of your top people, we change the dynamic in the room. We help you name what has been tough to talk about, so you can have the honest conversations necessary to achieve remarkable breakthroughs.
7. We help you focus relentlessly on execution and results.
A grand strategy is great, but it won’t get you very far if you can’t implement it. We help you stay focused on your desired outcomes, hold your people and teams accountable, and continuously take action so you meet and exceed your targets.
Using these principles, we transform challenge into opportunity.
Based on decades of experience, we bring ease — and even a sense of joy and adventure — to help you tackle your toughest challenges.
For more information on how we work, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
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