Most leaders have goals that they are working towards.  I certainly do.  However, when I’m leading a team, other people’s goals are much more important than my own.

You see, my short-medium term business goals are almost always the sum of my team’s goals.  If every member of my team hits their goals, my goals will also be hit.  

In my experience, this is how to align a team: I have each person working on individual goals that will eventually combine to something infinitely greater than the sum of the parts.

My job as leader of the team is simply to help other people hit their goals.  What a fantastic job!