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Category Archives: Company goals

Business Metric Creation in Action

I recently published an article on Inc.com about “The 5 Characteristics of an Effective Business Metric.

|13 Sep 2016

Team Building Core to CEO Success

We are doing a disservice to our future leaders: We grade them in school almost exclusively on their individual efforts, and then in the workplace we judge them almost exclusively on their ability to build and influence teams.

|12 Aug 2016

Why Google Can’t Run Its Business Like Google

Logo of Google’s new holding company Alphabet
Late last month I posted an article on this blog titled “Why You Can’t Run Your Company Like Google.

|14 Aug 2015

Why You Can’t Run Your Company Like Google

Google’s Eric, Larry and Sergey in a self-driving car; January 20, 2011
I think we all know that Google is an outlier in business, but we can’t help comparing ourselves to them.

|21 Jul 2015

How to Engineer Employee Alignment

What’s the top challenge of CEOs? Employee alignment, according to many I speak with all over the country. Making sure each employee understands the company’s strategic objectives and is continually working towards them is critical.

|16 Jun 2015

The Dangers of Shunning Bureaucracy at All Costs

Some CEOs and leaders avoid bureaucracy as too stifling, but are flatter hierarchies necessarily better?

|28 Jan 2015

Top 10 Most Popular CEO Posts of 2014

Here are my top 10 most viewed posts of 2014 concerning all things CEO – from hiring to managing the board to failing by having a best buddy and more.

|18 Dec 2014

Metrics Can Improve Performance – Even in Government!

How did former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels turn a $600 million budget deficit into a multibillion-dollar budget surplus, cut property taxes, and improve services across the state? It was all about goals, metrics and accountability.

|02 Dec 2014

How to overcome a subpar goals management system

I wrote this article for Fast Company to give employees at all levels a process for linking their goals to the corporate business objectives and making themselves more valuable as a result.

|28 Oct 2014

Strategy is not dead but only the beginning

Writing in Forbes, Rick Smith asks, “Is Strategy Dead? 7 Reasons The Answer May Be Yes.” He makes some excellent points, but in my opinion strategy is not dead but only the starting point for a company – not the final product.

|24 Sep 2014

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