The purpose of a KPI performance dashboard is to interpret quickly and accurately how an organisation's top priority performance results are doing compared to target, and initiate action to close gaps between actual and target performance. But there are some KPI dashboard design mistakes that derail this purpose.




The top two duties which only Senior Leaders can perform are building culture and setting strategic direction. That's no surprise. But what is a surprise to most leaders is that measuring the right things gives transformational leverage to building the right culture and setting a strategic direction that gets executed. And this needs some new mindsets for leaders, in order to tap into this tran...



Why Leaders are Scared of KPIs

August 9, 2016 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

The most visible leader in almost any country is the country's political leader. We want such leaders to make a real difference, a positive difference, to the quality of life we enjoy in our country. But what do those leaders care about? How would they measure their impact? Can we figure out Why Leaders are Scared of KPIs? Here's one response from such a leader.


No Failure, Only Feedback

August 2, 2016 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

One person that always seems to have fun around failure is Adam Savage, from Mythbusters. He’s like a big kid, wide-eyed and giggling, as he and his more stoic co-star, Jamie Hyneman, test all kinds of pop-culture myths, like whether you can ride a motorcycle on water, escape a turtled car under water, and put your hand into molten lead and not be injured. Adam routinely says that he doesn’t ca...


What Is Evidence-Based Leadership?

February 2, 2016 by Stacey Barr | Leave a Comment

"Business decisions, as many of our colleagues in business and your own experience can attest, are frequently based on hope or fear, what others seem to be doing, what senior leaders have done and believe has worked in the past, and their dearly held ideologies - in short, on lots of things other than the facts... If doctors practiced medicine the way many companies practice management, there w...



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