It’s interesting to hear you describe it in this way. Partly because I lived it but mostly just to see how you thought about it (or at least how you think about it, now).
A challenge I see organizations struggle with on this stuff is that some of them will implement cadences that superficially make sense, but they don’t employ them well. Most of the tools you describe have alignment as one of their primary intended outcomes. But I see orgs that do all hands, directors meetings, or 1:1s without achieving that alignment because nobody steered them toward that goal. The means get confused for the ends. Obviously I don’t think this is news to you, but your post made me reflect on it.
Anyhow, I’m glad you’re writing about this class. I hope you’ll continue.