16 08, 2015

YMCA Regina puts PuMP® into Practice

By |August 16th, 2015|Blog, Case Studies Written by Clients|0 Comments

John Bailey is the General Manager of Regina’s YMCA, and he attended the Toronto PuMP® Blueprint workshop in March this year.  I was so glad when John sent me an email in June and shared how well his measure teams' first four steps of PuMP® had gone. He didn’t wait around to perfect his learning [...]

23 04, 2015

My hour with Terry McBride: Simple

By |April 23rd, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

What would you ask Vancouver's music, yoga and business guru if you had one hour? I was lucky enough to have this quandary thanks to a recent fundraiser I attended and a silent auction I won. I parted with a bit of cash for a good cause and received my own coffee meeting with Terry at his favourite coffee shop.

11 03, 2015

Using 4 ‘D’ Words to Make Time to Measure What Matters

By |March 11th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

I have been coaching four measures team recently as they practice putting their own strategy through Stacey Barr’s PuMP® Performance Measurement 8-step process. A common struggle for employees is finding time in their busy workloads to improve their approach to performance measurement so that they have the insights they need to make meaningful progress.  Though [...]

11 03, 2015

Why CEO’s Fail: my recount of meeting Mark King, Adidas North Amercia

By |March 11th, 2015|Blog|2 Comments

This January, I had the opportunity to facilitate at the PMA’s Leadership Symposium where I worked alongside leader extraordinaire Mark King, President of adidas North America as he delivered a MARK-talk worth recounting. TED should have been watching. Mark will soon celebrate one year as President of adidas North America, but it was his stories [...]

11 03, 2015

Worried you are not using your strategy enough? 4 steps to jump start it!

By |March 11th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

When was the last time you worked with your strategic plan? If it is 6 months or more you should be concerned and it is time to get curious as to why. Your team invested time, money and energy into the plan’s development and these are not things you intended to squander I’m sure. So what part of the process has caused the plan to start to collect dust on your boardroom shelf? Jump start it! With these simple steps revive your strategy, recover some of the energy and drive better results?

27 10, 2014

What is strategy mapping? And how is it different from results mapping?

By |October 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

As we get closer to the end of the year and contemplate 2015, you and your organization’s leaders may have sat down to do your strategic planning. You have likely talked about your purpose, desired future state, position in the marketplace, maybe values and possibly set some top priorities. Now what? In my experience, this [...]

8 09, 2014

The Single Best Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Strategic Planning.

By |September 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Stop writing your strategy in vague, ambiguous, weasely language! For some reason using corporate-speak (also known as weasel words) to communicate strategy has become common practice. So why do people who develop strategy think they need to use weasel words? In my experience, it is usually one or all of the following four reasons...

8 08, 2014

Get uncomfortable! 4 reasons why it’s important for your strategy’s success

By |August 8th, 2014|Blog|2 Comments

Most humans don’t enjoy being uncomfortable and that is why the armchair is one of the best-selling pieces of furniture. Ahh, you can feel the comfort setting in. But leaders who want to be great strategists must resist the desire to be armchair planners. Here's a few reasons why you may want to push yourself beyond your comfort zone more often

12 05, 2014

Is Strategic Planning Failing?

By |May 12th, 2014|Blog|3 Comments

With so much effort being put into strategic planning why do so many end up dusty on a shelf? Here are 10 common planning habits that can lead your strategic plan to fail.

5 09, 2013

8 Bad Habits of Performance Measurement you may not know you have.

By |September 5th, 2013|Blog|2 Comments

We all know how critical measurement is to understanding our business performance, but could your behavior around measurement be holding you back from doing it well? Here are eight bad habits you may recognize and some new habits you could try.