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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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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strategy management

Target Dictatorship

I have seen many different ways in which organizations go about Target setting. One company I visited had a target of implementing the Balanced Scorecard within two weeks of the announcement. They got just two weeks of notice – and the CEO expected [...]

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bucket leaks

Every person’s vision bucket leaks

I attended this year’s Global Leadership Summit. It was a great conference which gave me a lot of insights for practice in my own company. Bill Hybel lead a session called “From here to there”. This session was actually what strategy is all about – taking a company [...]

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strategy execution

Rhythm of business

I don’t know what type of business you are in but from a Strategy Execution methodology perspective, it matters. When I read management literature I find good generic models for forming and executing strategy. And, they all apply the same way for [...]

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live strong

Live strong – living up to the strategy

Are your employees living up to the strategy of the company? If not – they are not alone. Only 5% of employees understand the company’s strategy and hence, they are not able to live up to the strategy. I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Why are the key employees [...]

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strategy management

Strategic Destination Statements – a real dream of the future

Dreams are an important aspect of our lives and keep us moving forward. The same driving forces like dreams can also be applied to business. One concept that I like is the strategic destination statement. In this [...]

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business war

We are at war – time to change!

More and more companies find that “business is war.” Either you beat the competition, or you are beaten by the competition. In times like this, where competition is global and is changing rapidly, it is necessary for companies to change and adapt. We need “radars” [...]

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