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23 10, 2019

Who owns your KPI’s?

By |October 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

I have never met a leader who doesn’t believe that their teams should be accountable for achieving their goals. Yet, when asked who owns the performance measures associated with the goals, there is often a troubling silence. […]

18 08, 2019

How to Start a Conversation about improving Performance Measurement

By |August 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. […]

27 03, 2019

Which parts of your Strategic Plan are worth measuring?

By |March 27th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Trying to find the right strategic KPIs can feel like getting lost in a maze. Often it is hard to see what is most important, to understand what the real meaning is, and to know what the organization is trying to achieve. […]

15 01, 2019

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

By |January 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 |November 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 |August 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 |May 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 |December 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 of the goal, a couple extroverts, someone with an MBA and Dream Team assembled, right? […]

26 09, 2017

How to Set Performance Targets That Motivate

By |September 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? […]

25 08, 2017

The #1 problem CEOs have with measuring their strategic priorities.

By |August 25th, 2017|Blog, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s time again for the quarterly strategy review meeting and the executive team has gathered to discuss progress. Most CEOs have become used to receiving the following report-outs: A financial report comparing standard financial measures from this quarter to previous quarter and to the same quarter last year A round of good news about the major action items that have been completed or business won And some major action items that are not “on-track” because the VP intimates the team needs more time and money. […]