The ARROW Equation

We’re working hard here at TLG on our second book, entitled “Sharing the Sandbox: Building and Leading Great Teams in the 21st Century.” Our goal with this project is to give you concrete and easily applied concepts and steps towards building better, more functional, more successful teams.

At the heart of this project is a new concept we call ARROW. ARROW is a framework designed to help you better align your team and get everyone working together. ARROW stands for a simple but powerful equation:

Alignment = (Clarity on Roles/Responsibilities) + (Respect for Teammates and the Team) + (Ownership over the Outcome) + (an Undeniable Willingness to do the Work). Alignment = Roles + Respect + Ownership + Work.

It’s a simple concept, but it gets to the heart of the most important issues of alignment. Over the next few posts here, we’ll briefly discuss each element of ARROW.

In the meantime, give some thought to your own teams. Are you aligned? Are you working together? Are you sure?

We’ll be back at you soon.

Have a great day.


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Dean Brenner

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The Latimer Group’s CEO Dean Brenner is a noted keynote speaker and author on the subject of persuasive communication. He has written three books, including Persuaded, in which he details how communication can transform organizations into highly effective, creative, transparent environments that succeed at every level.