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Business people want influence. When executing strategy it is important that people are engaged in the process of rolling out and cascading strategy. What do high level strategic decisions mean for my department? When rolling out (cascading) strategy it is [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More
In my country we recently had the national election. What amazes me is that all the political parties are so positive about the results. Each party claim to be the winner. Quotes like “we improved compared to the last poll”, “we improved compared to last [...]Read More
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 [...]Read More
“.. a goal that lies beyond the means of its accomplishment will lead to discouragement, frustration, demoralization. In other words, there must be a method to achieve an aim.” Deming, in his classic book The New Economics How many times have you seen [...]Read More
When people ask me about customer references I always tell them that they should not ask the person that has committed the money for the project. This person is by default obliged to say that the project was a success. I suggest to talk to people who are [...]Read More