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Strategic Organizational Alignment by Chris Crosby

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Our Story Begins

Joe, the company CEO, sat back in his chair and breathed a huge sigh of relief. Wow! I can’t believe we finally found her. After an executive search of many months, the product manager we need to push through our most critical initiative is finally here. Now I can begin to breathe easy and let it happen. Ed, the VP of Technology, is already getting her acclimated and settled in. We really hit the nail here: perfect fit, great technical skills combined with a go-getter attitude. What was it her reference said: “No obstacle is too big for her to push through.” Why can’t we find more people like this? Isn’t there a global recession? Oh, well, now she is here, let the project proceed . . .

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Ed sat down and exhaled. As VP ...

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