Are you holding your team back by lack of strategic leadership? 

A few weeks ago, I published a series of articles about what I called “duct tape leadership.” It talks about fixes and patched-together solutions that project teams end up using. They use these solutions when their work is out of alignment with the organization’s priorities.

I suggested lots of things that team leaders can do to create more strategic alignment, lead more intentionally, and foster a team environment that’s more conducive to sustainable success.

But, the reality is that many of the challenges faced by project leaders come from gaps with strategic leadership. They have little to do with the size and complexity of their projects. That is to say, challenges have everything to do with the executive leaders and sponsors who decide which projects to pursue.