CEO dashboard

5 Dashboards that will boost CEOs’ strategic decisions

As CEOs look to monitor business strategies, business operations and keep service-level targets in check, they need information and business dashboards that serve them in those endeavors. So, what’s really the secret behind the best corporate dashboards, the ones that power, organize and keep CEOs on track? The following are 5 must-have dashboards for CEOs. [...]

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why strategy execution fails

The Breaking Point: When Failure Is Not an Option

I’ve received a lot of questions regarding why I made a seemingly radical career change at the age of 50.  It was due to an epiphany as I searched for an answer to “why organizations struggle with strategy execution”. March 2016 – that’s when I hit the wall. I’d spent over a decade providing strategic consulting to some of the most [...]

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strategy execution

Navigating the Storm – Lessons from an Old Sea Captain

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As a strategist, I like the simplicity of this quote: “The old sailors steered by the stars, not to get there, but to keep a steady course.” Today, we rely so heavily upon GPS that we look down at our devices to navigate and few remember how to navigate by looking up at the stars. Celestial navigation uses a celestial body [...]

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strategy execution

Eureka! I Found the Missing Link to Strategy Execution

It sounded like a low risk idea at the time: “Let’s forget about strategy for a while and escape to San Miguel, Mexico for a week of art lessons”. Little did I know that it would lead to a complete career change! It was in the middle of the 2nd art lesson [...]

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strategy management

Rock Your Business

Fans of The Eagles – and really, how can you not be a fan of a group that has produced so many memorable songs on the way to selling a whopping 150 million albums over their 30 year span – will be interested in a fascinating documentary titled “History of the Eagles [...]

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business intelligence and analytics

Is More actually More?

Several customers have asked me about adding status colors, such as blue to suggest over-achievement, and black for underachievement. But why stop there? What not have over-over-achievement? And over-over-over-achievement? [...]

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Balanced Scorecard

The Offshoring Balanced Scorecard

When I read a business magazine, it’s not only the articles themselves that draw my attention, but also the glossy eye-catching advertisements surrounding the words of wisdom. A scan of the ads reveals what’s hot in the business world – the products and [...]

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strategy management

The Serious Downside of Working Lunches

Over the past twenty years, I’ve facilitated thousands of workshops during which my clients engage in the significant mental effort required to develop Balanced Scorecards that will lead to the execution of their strategy [...]

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Balanced Scorecard

The Power of Counter-Balanced Measures

Recently I worked with a client who was in the process of cascading the Balanced Scorecard throughout their organization; taking that all-important step of using the power of linked Scorecard performance measures [...]

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Corporate Performance Management Solution

Fortifying Your Financial Perspective

In most writing on the Balanced Scorecard you will find substantially less ink devoted to the Financial perspective than to the Customer, Internal Process, and Employee Learning and Growth dimensions. This is certainly not a surprise to people familiar with the [...]

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