In order to produce value, many well-intentioned, albeit diverse, even opposing perspectives and ideas must be considered and harmonized – getting everyone on the same page is a key role of leaders.

To achieve this, leaders must establish a sense of shared purpose and streamline decisions, tapping the talents of others and building a greater degree of trust and accountability. In most cases, there’s an existing vision or mission; however, to be successful, leaders need to define the critical success factors, goals, and prioritized actions necessary to achieve it.