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The 5 Qualities of Excellent Corporate KPIs
Strategy

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.

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4 Signs you are wasting time and money on your KPIs
Strategy

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).

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Louise Watson at Google Office to learn about team development
Strategy

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?

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PuMP workshop breakout session with sticky notes listing their performance target struggles
Strategy

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?

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Hand with measuring tape around it emphasizing measuring strategic priorities
Strategy

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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Okrs vs KPIs examples and difference between them
Strategy

OKRs vs KPIs: How do they compare?

Organizations have been struggling to set and measure their goals for as long as the planning industry has been around. Add the rapid growth that can occur in tech companies and goal setting can become even more difficult.

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Your first step towards evidence based leadership
Strategy

Your first step towards evidence-based leadership

Leaders seem to invest an inordinate amount of time in developing strategy and plans, but neglect to provide a systematic approach and direction for their employees to successfully execute and measure the impact. Yet, more and more leaders say they want to make more evidence-based decisions.

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