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Adura Strategy Blog

711, 2018

The 5 Qualities of Excellent Corporate KPIs

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. […]

711, 2018

The 5 Qualities of Excellent Corporate KPIs

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. […]

2708, 2018

4 Signs you are wasting time and money on your KPIs

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). […]

205, 2018

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

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 [...]

1912, 2017

What Google taught me about developing great teams!

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? […]

2609, 2017

How to Set Performance Targets That Motivate

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? […]

2508, 2017

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

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. […]

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