The Triple Alignment Model
— an alignment model
In 2009, organizational consultant Simon Sinek delivered his “Start With Why” TED talk, and organizations of all sizes began to revisit their vision.
Inspired by the Golden Circle, The Triple Alignment Model expands on his research and his model by integrating the how, the what, the who, and the where into the why. The Triple Alignment Model is a strategic model and management tool used to help leaders identify and diagnose misalignment, and continuously build and measure for alignment in their lives, relationships, teams, and organizations.
Whether in business or in life, I believe that the key to all success lies in the continuous alignment of our mission, goals, and values toward our vision.
The Triple Alignment Model is a strategic model and tool that helps leaders continuously build and measure for alignment in their lives, relationships, teams, and organizations. Through the model, you can continuously measure and build the life and organization that you envision, and quickly identify the key source of misalignment
Your vision is your purpose and the fundamental “why” behind everything you do. It’s the life and world that you’re building. Every aspect of your life and organization should come together to bring this vision to life.
Your mission stands at the very center of your vision. Unlike your vision, your mission is action-oriented, giving your vision a core focus. Everything you do should align back to your mission.
Your goals are the support system for your mission. They work together to power and build momentum toward your mission. All your goals should support each other and directly fuel your mission.
Your values are the principles and structures that define you, the glue that holds everything together. It’s everything from how you show up everyday to the people and environment you surround yourself with.
Triple Alignment is an optimal state of alignment achieved through the continuous alignment of your vision, mission, goals, and values.