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Measurement Bliss

It’s easy to focus on all that goes wrong with measurement in our workplaces, on all the negative feelings and experiences people have and, as a result, avoid using them.  …

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Better Measures: If not now, then when?

The much-respected consultancy, McKinsey, recently published “What matters most? Five Priorities for CEOs in the next normal”.  In their fifth priority “Operate with purpose”, the authors drove home the importance …

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Filter out the Noise to Improve Decisions during Strategy Execution

Strategy execution is about choosing actions that improve performance Strategy execution is not simply about allocating resources to get actions and projects done.  Strategy execution is about closing the performance …

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

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 ability to communicate, prioritize, and measure the strategy.

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Performance Measurement

How to recognize a poor KPI?

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 something is going wrong.

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