objectives

Do you have an objective to hit?

One of my favorite fairy tales from when I was a boy is Winnie-the-Pooh. He was once asked “where should we go?”. “I don’t know he replied”. And then they ended up being there. I see the same pattern with annual reports. It amazes me how companies with [...]

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strategy execution

Strategic Communication

We all know from our own marriages how difficult communication can be! There are structural differences in the male and female brains, which make us misunderstand messages. I once heard a story on how difficult communication can be between [...]

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strategy execution

Data, data everywhere!?

I was recently in Sweden speaking at a Business Intelligence conference. All the BI software vendors were lined up at the exhibition, and nice dashboards were shown. Most of the presenters looked at data as the “holy grail” and claimed that “the [...]

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strategy management

Governance Document Jungle

Lately I have been helping a large government organization with their Balanced Scorecard model. It amazed me to see the number of documents they had containing plans and strategies. The documents were written for communication purposes to various [...]

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important questions

Don’t just keep running faster – rather stop and ask 7 important questions

Have you sometimes been told that you need to be more productive? You need to work harder? You need to have more efficiency? Most people, when they hear these [...]

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strategy management

Software systems for Strategy Management – an art

I have now worked 16 years with software systems for Strategy Management/ Performance Management. In my earlier days I worked as a practitioner, but in the last 11 years my role has been that of a CEO [...]

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performance management system

Performance Management System – For Reward or Punishment?

Many companies are using their performance management system to control and punish people/ divisions which do not meet their set targets. Seldom do I hear about celebrating good results. Sales people are probably [...]

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strategy execution

Money Iceberg – how much of your potential gets realized?

Many times in the past years, I have been asked the question – “What is the derivable value when strategy execution is successful?” We know there is potentially a huge value from successfully implementing strategy [...]

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corporate performance management

Target rebellion

I don’t know how you set targets in your company. Are targets set by a manager without a closer reflection on how to reach them, or are they worked out in collaboration with the people who are to achieve them? Targets should always contain [...]

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strategy elevator

Strategy Elevator

I have visited several companies in the past and many of them have asked me about how to make their performance management system one that reflects strategy. They all wanted to go from a KPI/ operational focus, to a more strategic focus and asked for [...]

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Milestone party

Milestone party!

I don’t know if you have tried to run on a treadmill. It can be quite scary. There are Youtube video’s that demonstrate how not to do it. But that is not my point. Let’s say you are asked to run a half marathon on the treadmill. 21 kilometers is a long distance you might [...]

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Strategy Execution

We don’t care what the plan says

Research indicates that 60% of corporations don’t link resource allocation (budgets) to their Strategic Plan. I am wondering how companies manage to execute strategy when strategic planning and resource allocation processes are not linked. To me it looks like the company [...]

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