Individuals in matrix positions are the recipients of goals/priorities from other parts of the organization, and as such, have a unique point of view. Often they are the only ones who see misalignments that are occurring or about to occur. As one leader put it, if you are in a matrix role, you have to “be on the hunt” for priorities that conflict, goals that collide and timelines that clash. Furthermore, you have to be willing to bring these up. As a team leader, you have to make it clear that transparency is key and that calling attention to competing goals is not only OK but necessary for problem solving.