Strategy execution

Beware the “Best”

I’ve been in the ‘business world’ in some form or fashion now for close to thirty years – first as a student (graduating in 1986), then through my corporate career with an accounting firm, a manufacturing company, and a utility. The past twelve years have been spent writing [...]

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Choose Your Words Wisely

I love words and for the most part I consider myself at least a competent communicator, that is until I read this recent finding from researchers at Texas A & M University: “How we experience change is largely dependent on the words used and how they are [...]

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Summit of the Americas 2010 in Review

Before I begin, I would like to share my impressions of the 2009 summit– one year later: the strike! I arrived in San Francisco late at night and was greeted by striking hotel workers (and I don’t mean “good looking”) [...]

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Event Season

I am currently traveling– heading to San Diego for the Palladium Americas Summit. This is our fifth sponsorship of the event, which alternates between San Francisco and San Diego. I always enjoy the energy of this event, which focuses purely on the methodology [...]

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Hyundai Attempts to Pursue Two Value Propositions – Can They Manage the Transition?

In my strategic planning fable “Roadmaps and Revelations” one of the four fundamental strategy questions I offer to readers is “How do you sell?” which represents the [...]

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Welcome from Paul Niven

Hello, and welcome to the Corporater World Enterprise Performance Management Blog. I’m very pleased to be joining my friends Tor Inge Vasshus and Eric Peterson who will also be contributing regularly on this site. With our blend of perspectives and styles [...]

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performance management

Adding Workflow to your Performance Management processes

I have seen several times, enterprises facing problems with the implementation of their performance management systems and processes. There are several reasons [...]

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Welcome

Starting a new blog is a daunting task. It feels much like moving into a new, empty home– before there is any furniture, and before it feels like home. Of course with blogs, the time line moves backwards, so reading chronologically, this introductory [...]

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corporate performance management

Are you managing your budget or is the budget managing you?

When was getting established as a young adult, and I purchased my first apartment, I set up a household budget. Each month I thoroughly monitored expenditures and balance. Some months I had extra [...]

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corporate performance management

Annual budget cycle hurts

Do you remember last year’s budgeting process– how time consuming and detailed it was? After the financial crisis, things may have changed. Your budget and plan are now more like wishes than reality. But you may still have the same plan. Is the annual budget cycle [...]

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