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The Strategic Planning Wheel of Doom

I talked to a student from one of our classes over a year after the class to see how things were going, and she told me a long story about how they were still debating the exact wording of objective number 9.  I asked her if they had reached their targets on any key measures and she said that they were still tweaking the measurement data definition.  So a year...
October 25, 2013 0 Comments

The Trouble with “Change Management”

A few years ago I was facilitating a post-merger integration process for an expanding publicly-traded utility company that had bought a smaller, rural utility in order to expand its territory. The parent company had a balanced scorecard, and we created an aligned scorecard for the smaller company.
October 18, 2013 0 Comments

The Ultimate Fantasy

High School Football, College Football and Pro Football still don’t scratch the itch?  Are you familiar with Fantasy Football? Football Season in Texas is well underway yet even with  football everywhere you turn, there are a lot of people who are just as excited about Fantasy Football. 
October 14, 2013 0 Comments

Garth Brooks and the Music Industry’s Performance Measurement Problem

The rock music industry in 1991 was in transition. After about forty years of fans preferring rock music to country music by a reliably constant percentage, sales figures were indicating that preferences were shifting from rock to country. Was Garth Brooks popular enough to influence a dramatic shift? Or was there actually an underlying measurement problem?
October 11, 2013 0 Comments
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