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Monthly Posts for: ‘January, 2012’

Cascading balanced scorecards for meaningful measures & KPIs

If you have ever tried to cascade measures in a balanced scorecard you have a problem that is common to many starting down the cascading balanced scorecard route. By developing the scorecard you look for the right measures that will cascade as meaningful drivers of the behaviours and results of others.  However, in making those steps the gap between strategy …

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Balanced Scorecards and NLP: How do they work together?

I do not normally talk about the NLP side of what I do, but a recent,  unusual, posting on an NLP forum in LinkedIn asking about Strategy, Balanced Scorecards and NLP has prompted me to come out on the closet on this topic.  NLP Stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is the study of how people think and their patterns of language and …

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Effective KPI development

Recently I ran a KPI development workshop for a Public Sector client.  The feedback was interesting: “Seeing the whole picture enabled us to be more confident when dealing with business units, enhances our business knowledge and helps is pick out anomalies.” “We can adopt these principles of objective setting to see KPI measures in a new light.” “We realised how important …

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Lessons from another Strategic Planning workshop

One of the difficulties with strategic away days and strategic planning days is in their name: they are only a day.  Last week I had a day and a half with a team: A team that hardly new each other as they were coming from four different countries and Operating Companies within the  same group.  That meant that we had …

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Strategy Mapping is now available in the US and on Amazon.com

There was a short delay before Strategy Mapping for learning Organizations was available in the US, but checking in with Amazon.com it is now available.    You can link through to Amazon.com easily via this link. Strategy maps are fundamental to effective balanced scorecard design and this book describes not simply a set of strategy maps to copy, not simply …

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Strategy Mapping is now back in stock with Amazon UK

Checking in with Amazon UK again and they have re-stocked “Strategy Mapping for Learning organizations”.  So hopefully they will keep a good stock in place now they it is in demand. So if you are looking for David Norton’s “Required reading”  then you can get it now.  Here is a quick link to more details about “Strategy Mapping for learning …

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Amazon have already sold out and are ordering new copies

A friend ordered a copy of my latest book, “Strategy Mapping for learning organizations” from Amazon earlier this week and discovered there were only two left.   Today I checked and there are on back order. So a big thank you to all who are buying my book.  Presumably you also want agility in your balanced scorecards. If anyone is …

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