Five simple steps to achieving alignment at work

It’s not enough to align yourself after the fact. You want to help inform the decisions and priorities being made, and you want to understand as much as you can. In a world of infinite business data, human intelligence—what people are thinking and saying—is still incredibly valuable.

There are five simple steps to achieving vertical alignment with your boss and direct reports at work.

1) Get regular updates from even higher in the organization
Ask your boss for regular updates about key decisi...

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Bruce Tulgan is a leading expert on young people in the workplace and leadership and management. He is a best-selling author of twenty books, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. His company, RainmakerThinking, is based in Hamden, CT. Bruce appeared recently on CEDF's Small Business As Usual podcast.