Sunday , January , 20 , 2019
The Institute Way Blog
This is the second installment in a blog series that discusses potential pitfalls that could hold you back from being fully successful in your strategic planning efforts. The first was ensuring that you have full leadership support before you begin the strategic planning initiative.
My father gave me an important piece of advice once that I will always remember. “Always have the right tool for the job!” Of course, I had to re-learn that lesson through the years a few times, but it really is good advice. Most things that I have been successful at in my life have been because I did it the right way and using...
One of our clients decided to build their strategy map and balanced scorecard themselves after some training. They created a draft strategy map with 12 strategic objectives, linked together in a cause-effect chain--the strategy map--that showed how value was being created for their customers and the owners of the business. A few months after the training, the number went...
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.
Most MBA programs pride themselves as being the ”practical” degree that will best prepare its students for any number of management roles. But it wasn’t until I became a Balanced Scorecard Professional that I learned the following principles that I have found to be key to being a good manager and leader.