Articles by Jean-Michel Lemieux
- Alignment > Autonomy
Jean-Michel explains the misconception that autonomy is the primary goal. In his career, he initially prioritized autonomy over alignment. But he learned that alignment is crucial for companies to effectively focus on their strategy and make progress. It's a challenge to maintain alignment, as it quickly decays and requires continuous effort. Leadership teams need to prioritize alignment over autonomy, encouraging collaboration and frequent communication. Jean-Michel provides three alignment tips: 1. Clearly define the types of conversations needed 2. Use a decision tree model to prioritize alignment based on impact 3. Take full responsibility for alignment by regularly communicating with bosses and peers.