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5 12, 2019

5 Steps to Win Executive Support for improving your KPIs

By |2019-12-10T01:41:14+00:00December 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

When it comes to strategic planning, most executives would never think of embarking on a new plan without a framework to follow; yet, when it comes to performance measures (also called KPIs or metrics), most executives take an ad hoc approach, making little time or resources for them. Yet, if those same executives read to [...]

18 08, 2019

How to Start a Conversation about improving Performance Measurement

By |2019-08-18T22:55:07+00:00August 18th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Many of our colleagues and managers feel cynical about performance measurement because of their past experiences and current struggles. So we often need to reinvigorate their support before we can get the training, the systems and the resources required for developing more meaningful performance measurement. […]

15 01, 2019

Understanding the difference between strategy and execution, and what you can do in 2019 to improve?

By |2019-11-18T20:11:33+00:00January 15th, 2019|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Do you struggle to know where strategy ends and execution begins?  Does your strategy get caught up in a whirlwind of activity, without being quite sure what has been achieved?  You are not alone.   If you want to do something differently this year, read on. […]

7 11, 2018

The 5 Qualities of Excellent Corporate KPIs

By |2019-11-18T20:11:34+00:00November 7th, 2018|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Most organizations have weak corporate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). They rarely align to strategy, give evidence of impact, or offer actionable feedback. If they can’t do these things, they can’t really be called “corporate” KPIs. […]

27 08, 2018

4 Signs you are wasting time and money on your KPIs

By |2019-11-18T20:11:34+00:00August 27th, 2018|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Ask leaders if performance measurement is critical to their organization and most of them will clearly answer “yes”. But rarely do they question what their organization’s motivation, processes, or ROI were when they started creating the key performance indicators (KPIs). […]

2 05, 2018

5 common reasons leaders can’t let go of fuzzy language

By |2019-11-18T20:11:34+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the worst problems with corporate strategy is the excessive use of corporate jargon, fuzzy language and “weasel” words. It causes business and non-profit leaders all kinds of issues when they try and execute on and measure their strategy. These empty and inert words, such as “sustainable, efficiency, holistic, quality”, sound important but fail [...]

19 12, 2017

What Google taught me about developing great teams!

By |2019-11-18T20:11:34+00:00December 19th, 2017|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Clients and PuMP® Blueprint workshop participants often ask “who should be on our strategic planning team? Measures team? Objectives team? We often feel confident that if we find the perfect mix of individual traits and skills necessary, we’ll have a stellar PuMP® Measures team – take a stats whiz, someone who loves data, the manager [...]

26 09, 2017

How to Set Performance Targets That Motivate

By |2019-11-18T20:11:34+00:00September 26th, 2017|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

How do you feel when you hear the word ‘target’ at work? Angry? Nervous? Fearful? Excited? Motivated? Competitive? That’s the funny thing about performance targets: we often have an emotional response to them, based on whether or not we believe we can meet them. Are these emotional responses healthy? […]