strategy management

Can you lose weight by weighing yourself?

I recently turned 40, and like many other men my age, I am cultivating a bit of a belly. Over the past few years, I have weighed myself more than ever. Sadly, the needle on the scale keeps going up and up. In the business [...]

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KPI and dashboard

No KPI is Perfect

Measure focused companies are very eager to find the “right” KPI. I doubt the existence of perfect KPIs. But in our endeavoring search for perfection, we have to make compromises. After all, you might actually find “gold” on “the golden happy mean”. When I am working [...]

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KPI and Dashboards

KPI Door

The selection of key performance indicators (KPIs) is on the minds of many companies these days. I have had consultants from the most prestigious strategy and management companies call me to ask what KPIs they should use for a particular industry [...]

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strategy management

Cause and Effect

I have seen many strategy maps and I have also seen many people working with strategy maps over the last decade. In the process of developing maps I have observed people struggle to illustrate all causes and effects that occur in their company. At the end [...]

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strategy management

Strategy Implementation

Have you ever purchased an electronic device and just started using it without reading the manual— until you realize you have to read it to get the full functional value out of the product? I do this all the time. When it comes to business, I would like to challenge [...]

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Giving Resources to Execute Strategy

Giving Resources to Execute Strategy

Have you ever thought about the target setting process in companies – how it is actually done? From what i have seen, many companies use the approach where top management functions like a dictatorship without involving the ”ground staff”. I believe it is time [...]

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