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Howard Schultz and Starbucks…Alignment and Language

Does your language align with your values and who you are as a person and as an organization?
All language is about getting your point across. It can be the language of persuasion and influence or of intimidation; it’s up to you to decide.
As you strive to form coalitions with others, it’s helpful to have a definition to guide you. That definition begins as a question: What does alignment mean in terms of leadership language that matters most?

Alignment is the ability to bring disparate groups together around a common goal and shared values, through the use of personal, organizational and cultural words, images and a simple working philosophy. Continue reading

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