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Everybody Needs a Coach (Interview Google’s CEO)

In a recent (Jun 19, 2009) interview with Fortune, Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this to say about coaching and everybody’s need for a coach:
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The Need for Business Alignment (3 of 3)

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”

– Henry David Thoreau

After reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we realize that most challenges and opportunities can be viewed in terms of alignment.  So, how can we take advantage of this realization?
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The Need for Business Alignment (2 of 3)

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”

– Jack Kinder

In Part 1 of this series, we started to explore the idea that many of our challenges and opportunities could be viewed in terms of alignment, or a lack thereof.  In this article, we’ll delve in a little more and introduce the concept of an alignment framework.

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The Need for Business Alignment (1 of 3)

“It can be really off-putting when you lose your way somehow.”

– Winnie the Pooh

Not to get too philosophical but most of our difficulties, in businesses and, more broadly, in life are firmly rooted in one thing — misalignment. This is not a new idea.  In fact, many philosophies and belief systems explore this concept under one guise or another.  You may have encountered phrases like true seeing, being awake and, even, in the zone.  Ultimately, these revolve around aligning ourselves with the realities of our environment.  When we do, we are not guaranteed success but we can increase our effectiveness and, maybe, more importantly, our peace of mind.

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