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How a Benchwarmer Won the Game

A rarely-used Major League Baseball backup player who spent the entire game (and most of the season) on the bench made a game-winning play…from the bench.  Yes, you read that correctly. It wasn’t a highly paid player on the field.  The game was won by someone sitting on the bench.  How is this possible?  
October 28, 2014

Identify Strategic Thinking with One Simple Question

Are your employees strategic thinkers? Are you?  How can you tell? How one answers one question is a dead giveaway.
July 29, 2014

6 Reasons to Stop Measuring It

If you’re problem isn’t having too few performance measures, then most certainly it’s having too many. We don’t like to let go of our performance measures because we might just need them someday, and it took a lot of effort to get them in the first place. These aren’t good reasons for keeping them, and doing so will cause us more harm than good.
July 22, 2014 0 Comments

Gaming the System at the VA

Imagine you take your car to the car dealer to get serviced. Before you give your car to the service manager you see the following performance statistics posted on the wall: Average time to wait for an appointment after requesting one—27 days Number of people who requested an appointment but didn’t get one—46,000 Not too reassuring is it....
July 16, 2014 0 Comments
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