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20 04, 2021

Should we set performance targets during COVID?

By |2021-04-20T21:22:43+00:00April 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why do we set targets to begin with? Targets are an element of proving whether we are achieving our strategy or not, and the purpose of measuring our strategy is to improve our organization’s performance, especially performance that we don’t currently have enough control over (and thus are in our strategy to begin with). Targets [...]

16 03, 2021

Don’t let buzzwords render your strategy meaningless and sabotage your execution.

By |2021-03-16T23:25:57+00:00March 16th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your number one audience for your strategy is those whose responsibility it is to take on the change needed to achieve your organization’s desired future. Buzzwords are their enemy because this fuzzy language leaves employees guessing at the real meaning of the words and the leaders’ expectations. Corporate jargon inflicts huge damage on a leader’s [...]

5 01, 2021

What is a dashboard really?

By |2021-04-20T21:37:12+00:00January 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you have attended one of my 2020 PuMP Blueprint Training workshops, you will have heard me mention Nick Desbarats of Practical Reporting.  Nick’s name comes up when we discuss performance dashboards, specifically when we explore the common practice of comparing two points of data and how it, too often, gives us the wrong information [...]

18 08, 2020

How to recognize a poor KPI?

By |2020-08-19T03:23:31+00:00August 18th, 2020|Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I love techniques like “appreciative inquiry” and other such approaches that help us focus on the positive descriptors of what’s working and when we are at our best. However, for cases when specific skills are needed to achieve something important and when risks are high, it’s just as necessary to be able to spot when [...]

23 06, 2020

Driving Crisis Recovery with Performance Results

By |2020-06-23T22:17:55+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Crisis of any kind can put us into a state of paralysis. It can feel like the corporate strategy we spent months on and the meticulous project planning that followed needs to be tossed out – baby and bath water.  And you are likely right.  Why? Because the future is and always has been uncertain, [...]

15 04, 2020

Virtual KPI Feedback during COVID: as case study

By |2020-04-15T19:38:58+00:00April 15th, 2020|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Managing through COVID means doing things differently, and that is just what my client, a tourism marketing organization (TMO) that has been putting PuMP® into practice since 2015, did when they needed feedback and buy-in on prioritized potential measures. […]

2 04, 2020

Leading With Why: Is Yours Clear Enough?

By |2020-04-02T20:37:42+00:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Being crystal clear on your Why matters more than ever Uncertainty demands that leaders improve how they lead with Why because the How is often not immediately evident.  During periods of rapid change, we need to do things differently, and we know that “different” is a harder, riskier decision than doing the “same” better. [...]

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 [...]