business solution

Confessions of Failed Man

There is a big difference between “implementing technology” and “implementing a business solution”. I was a project manager for a Performance Management / Dashboard Project for a Fortune 250 company... I bare my soul and share the first five insights [...]

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strategy execution

Why Can’t They Just Cooperate? Frustrations with Strategy Execution

Early in my strategy career, I was assigned the difficult task of coercing the busy executives in a large organization to comply with our strategy management process. Specifically, we wanted them to cough up their monthly performance measure data [...]

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CIO

CIO – how do you link up to Corporate strategy?

Every CXO would like to link up to the company’s overall strategy. You as a CIO has probably been through Gartner’s enterprise architecture papers that tell you how to connect to the overall strategy. Simultaneously there is a ‘race’ from every CXO to connect to strategy and be relevant. [...]

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strategy

How to Encourage Addiction in the Workplace?

Do you remember the phenomenon of Pokémon Go which was so addictive that players were injured when they ignored their actual physical surroundings in lieu of viewing those surroundings through a screen? [...]

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BI business intelligence

Living the Dream

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How often do you utter the phrase, “I wish”? We hear it a lot from customers who have implemented BI (Business Intelligence). They love the analytic power of BI (and we, too, are big fans of BI!) but the business side of the organization is left wishing BI [...]

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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 [...]

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senior managers regime

Is technology a reasonable step to take for a good night’s sleep?

The following article offers guidance on how technology can be used to aide the evidencing and management of reasonable steps within the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR). The application of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) [...]

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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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KPI

KPI is more than a number. It is a Story!

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What is a KPI? The answer depends on who you ask. For most IT and Business Intelligence people, a KPI is simply a number representing performance for a specific process, domain, or subject. But a KPI is more than a number. [...]

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