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The senior team of any organization is like the foundation of a house. It is constructed to carry the structure above that is seen while resting appropriately on the bedrock of talent that truly supports the organization’s success.
Shared commitment is like the reinforcing bars placed in that foundation.
Lack of shared commitment among the team can compromise the integrity of the foundation and put undue pressure on the bedrock, causing the visible structure to show signs of distress. Even more things are revealed to be true about the reinforcing of that foundation when extreme external forces put added pressure on the bedrock or structure. Things can quickly crumble or fall.
Here are some questions to ask yourself that may help you as a leader as you look to build greater shared commitment: