The Serious Downside of Working Lunches

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Over the past twenty years, I’ve facilitated thousands of workshops during which my clients engage in the significant mental effort required to develop Balanced Scorecards that will lead to the execution of their strategy. It’s hard work – intellectually demanding and often tiring, but ultimately rewarding when the entire…

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Performance Measurement is Everywhere

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One of the many benefits of performance measurement is its ability to help us understand and provide context to the past. Most modern organizations, which find themselves drowning in a sea of raw data while yearning for real insights, would undoubtedly agree this attribute of measurement provides a vital…

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Three Resolutions for Every Leader

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2013 is here, and many of us will be thinking about how we can change our lives for the better this year. Accordingly we will make a number of resolutions.  For all of you leaders out there (and really, we’re all leaders in one capacity or another), here are…

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The Offshoring Balanced Scorecard

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When I read a business magazine, it’s not only the articles themselves that draw my attention, but also the glossy eye-catching advertisements surrounding the words of wisdom. A scan of the ads reveals what’s hot in the business world – the products and services competing for executive mindshare in…

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The Power of Counter-Balanced Measures

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Recently I worked with a client who was in the process of cascading the Balanced Scorecard throughout their organization; taking that all-important step of using the power of linked Scorecard performance measures to generate alignment from top to bottom. Among the groups developing cascaded metrics that day was the…

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