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Moments of Clarity: How 180,000 People Can Be 'As One'

December 16, 2013, 12:00 AM
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This is your organization: 180,000 people. 153 countries. Your challenge: get them to work together effectively to accomplish shared goals.

If you accomplish this, you will have a competitive advantage, and that was the case for the consulting giant Deloitte, which was headed by Jim Quigley from 2003 to 2007. 

In a lesson on Big Think Edge, the only forum on YouTube designed to help you get the skills you need to be successful in a rapidly changing world, Quigley describes a communications initiative he developed at Deloitte called Takeaways. These were Quigley's insights from recent client interactions that he delivered to his staff via email. Most importantly, these were "tight messages always under 200 words." 

According to Quigley, a leader "must be able to create clarity in the organization on what the strategy is, what the objectives are that are being pursued and then how that strategy is going to be executed." Once this clarity is achieved, Quigley says, a remarkably diverse group of individuals can come together to accomplish common goals. 

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