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How Do You Measure The Impact Of An Initiative?

Let’s get right to the point: if you have to ask how to measure the impact of an initiative, it means you got things back to front. Asking “how do you measure the impact of an initiative” means you don’t already know what the measure is. Obviously. But it can also mean you don’t even know what the impact should be. And that means you chose...
September 5, 2017 0 Comments

Types of KPIs: The Logic Model and Beyond

As part of the KPI Basics series of content we are developing as part of the launch of the KPI.org website, I thought I would introduce the different types of key performance indicators. As I describe in the accompanying video, we like to use a framework called the Logic Model to describe the first four types.
June 5, 2017 0 Comments

How to Keep Lettuce Crunchy and Other Strategy Execution Lessons

I learned two lessons in college that I still think about – one in the kitchen and one as a strategy execution consultant. My professor claimed during a cell biology lesson that if you leave iceberg lettuce in water for about 20 minutes its cells expand as they soak up the water. He said that many chefs knew that soaking lettuce in cold water made it seem fresher and...
November 22, 2016 0 Comments

How to Make Sure Your Targets Match Your Measures

Most performance measures or KPIs will have targets. After all, we have them to focus us on improving performance. But that focus can fracture if we don’t take care in how we express our measures and our targets, so they speak the same language.

May 24, 2016 0 Comments
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