Aligning Your Governance for the 21st Century
Align your organization, clearly define all roles and responsibilities, and increase stakeholder confidence to earn more investments within months instead of years.
True effectiveness is achieved by establishing an ecosystem of influence. The ecosystem will align the board’s and executive’s respective influence appropriately and will eliminate internal competition for power.
All Roles & Responsibilities are
The Aligned Influence model provides a holistic approach to organizational development. Unlike other models, both the board and executive are educated and empowered to work within their distinct but complementary roles and responsibilities.
Earn More Investments & Trust
Your organization will experience an increase in efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness, leading to more confident stakeholders. More confident stakeholders lead to more investments.
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The 4 stages of Effective Governance
Whether you are starting from the beginning or struggling to redefine your current model, Aligned Influence is your map forward.
Starting at different points within the four stages means that pricing is flexible depending on your existing level of success.
1. Check Alignment
Your organization’s alignment will be checked using a low-cost/high-value custom assessment that will provide insight into your organization’s level of development and the key components that need improvement.
2. Get Aligned
You will be led through a series of exploration, document development, and coaching engagements designed to better define and align the key influencer roles in your organization.
3. Stay Aligned
Once all parties are aligned and your corporate governance is in sync, you can begin to leverage that alignment to drive effectiveness throughout your organization.
4. Drive Effectiveness
Ensure that your board and executive have access to the educational and consultation services that they need by attending an easy, ongoing, annually renewed engagement.
Get Inspired by Leaders who Use Aligned Influence for their Governance Consulting
"Since we adopted the Aligned Influence® model, we’ve been able to QUADRUPLE the number of families served."
-David C. Emerson, executive director, Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley, Colorado
"I’ve worked with Ken personally and witnessed the impressive results of his Aligned Influence® model firsthand."
- Colonel Ray Rottman, USAF (ret), executive director of Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the growing trends in corporate governance is to perceive good compliance as a replacement for good governance. Governance failures in the latter part of the 20th century invited intervention in the form of legislation which has lured corporations to believe that compliance with these external regulations is evidence of good governance. However, corporate history has proven that many significant governance failures have occurred shortly after the corporation was being lauded for its compliance efforts. By nature, external compliance requirements are general and applied broadly. In the 21st century, corporate governance is being challenged to be stakeholder-focused, and just engaging our attorneys in compliance efforts will do little to engage us with the interests of all stakeholders.
We understand that organizations have to be wise in the way that they spend and invest their resources. Governance development is often perceived as an important but not urgent expenditure….until it becomes urgent. While cost is relative to budgets, our clients tell us that the costs were reasonable and paled to the benefits that they realized. As an example, our most extensive phase of engagement is typically less than $10,000.
The “roadmap” of engagements on the journey to aligned and improved governance includes four stages. The most extensive of those engagements is a two-day retreat with much of the rest of the work being done remotely.
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Invest in Organizational Transformation
Using Aligned Influence, the Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley DOUBLED their involvement in communities in which they work and in the types of services they provide.
They also QUADRUPLED the number of families they serve.
Moving Your Leadership to Clarity and Alignment
- Undefined roles
- Destructive competition
- Unprotected investor and donor dollars
- Distrust among stakeholders