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How To Set SMART Goals To Help You Succeed | Bernard Marr

How To Set SMART Goals To Help You Succeed?

When I work with companies, one of the things I do is help them establish goals that will give them the best possible chance of success [...]

What Skills Are The Most Needed Right Now | Bernard Marr

What Skills Are The Most Needed Right Now?

The annual Coursera Global Skills Report helps leaders and [...]

Why every company needs a plan-on-a-page

In order to be successful and deliver results, organisations need […]

The 10 biggest strategy mistakes companies make

In my role as a consultant, I’ve seen so many […]

The 10 biggest mistakes companies make with performance management

The ability to manage employee performance well is a critical […]

Key Tools and Techniques for Performance Management

Performance management helps organisations become more successful and stay ahead […]

The Four Perspectives in a Balanced Scorecard

Developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton, the Balanced Scorecard […]

7 Common Balanced Scorecard Mistakes Every Company Should Avoid

Even though more than half of all major companies in […]

The 8 Best Data Visualisation Tools

Big Data and the ever-growing access we have to more […]

How Do You Develop A Data Strategy? Here’re 6 Simple Steps That Will Help

Whether you’re a big data giant like Facebook or Google, […]

What Is The Execution Premium Process? A Summary Of The 6 Steps To Better Manage Your Strategy

It’s shocking that research after research finds that between 70-90% […]

How Do You Write an Amazing Mission Statement

Have you ever read a company’s mission statement and immediately […]

Data-Driven HR: How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming Recruitment

Recruitment is undergoing a lot of change thanks to data […]

OKRs vs BSC: What is the Difference?

If you’ve read anything about strategy and performance management lately, […]

How Do You Write A Good Mission Statement? What to Include and What to Avoid

Have you ever read a company’s mission statement and immediately […]

The 9 Most Successful Business Models Of Today

Times are changing so fast, particularly in the world of […]

7 Things Every Business Must Include In A Data Strategy

Data matters to every business. So it follows that every […]

How to Create a One-Page Strategy

You can’t deliver on your strategic plans if you aren’t […]

What is performance management? A super simple explanation for everyone

When properly designed and implemented, performance management techniques and processes […]

7 Benefits of a Balanced Scorecard

Research has shown that organisations that use a Balanced Scorecard […]

Why Every Company Needs A Data Strategy For 2019

Data matters to any company, regardless of size, sector or […]

The 10+ Most Important Job Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For In 2020

As the world evolves to embrace the 4th industrial revolution, […]

How To Develop A HR Data Strategy: Here Are 6 Simple Steps

Data-driven HR is an exciting, fast-developing field that can transform […]

What Is A Leading Indicator? What Are The Best Examples?

To effectively monitor and measure a company’s performance, there should […]

Deloitte Survey Finds Digital Maturity Is Critical To Business Success

A company’s level of digital maturity is one of the […]

What Is A Balanced Scorecard? A Quick Overview

Voted one of the most influential business ideas ever presented […]

What is a Strategy Map?

A strategy map is a powerful management tools that describes […]

Balanced Scorecard: An Introduction

Over recent years the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) has evolved into […]

How to Run a Successful Customer Focus Group Even in Lockdown

The post-coronavirus world will be different. The companies who spend […]

Impact of COVID-19 on Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic altered our world in many ways including […]

How to Develop a Balanced Scorecard

Over the years, I have helped thousands of organizations across […]

The Future Of Performance Management: How AI Combats Workplace Bias

Today, there’s somewhat of a crisis of confidence in the […]

How to Use a Balanced Scorecard

Every organization needs a way to identify, manage and measure […]

What are the Balanced Scorecard Features

What’s the best way to align your entire organization behind […]

How Accenture, Microsoft And Deloitte Replaced Annual Performance Reviews

A number of well known companies have recently announced that […]

Digital Platform Strategy: 5 Questions Your Company Must Ask Now

A digital platform is any network that facilitates connections and […]

How To Prepare For A Performance Review

Even though traditional annual performance reviews are not the most […]

Balanced Scorecard: How To Create A Public Sector BSC

Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Balanced ScorecardWhile the Balanced Scorecard has […]

How To Set Performance Targets That Work

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit […]

Why Performance Appraisals Are HR’s Most Hated Process

Have you ever received a notice that your annual performance […]

Future-Proofing Your Strategy: How To Use McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model

A valuable framework to move your company from inertia to […]

How Do You Set The Right Targets For Your Business? Here Are Some Top Tips

Every business needs to set targets for success, but how […]

How To Build A Platform Strategy For Your Business

If you want to compete on the playing field with […]

How To Use Lean To Support Your Strategic Goals And Drive Performance

Consider this sporting analogy. To perform at an optimal level, […]

Strategy Development: The 6 Key Strategies Every Company Needs

Big or small, every company needs a strategy.  And not […]

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies Make When Mapping Their Strategy

One of the most powerful management tool available today is […]

What Is Blue Ocean Strategy And How Can You Create One?

When management experts Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne offered a […]

How Do You Write an Amazing Vision Statement? What to Do and What to Avoid

Company vision statements can be a horror show, can’t they? […]

What is the Difference between a Mission Statement and a Vision Statement?

How would you describe the average company’s mission and vision […]

Here Are 8 Things Every Business Needs To Do Now To Get GDPR Ready

May 25th is just around the corner, which means your […]

How Google Sets Goals: The OKR Approach

Shortly after its first year of existence, Google adopted a […]

OKRs vs KPIs: What is the Difference?

Have you noticed that OKRs (management speak for ‘objectives and […]

OKR vs MBO: What is the Difference?

MBO (which stands for “management by objectives”) has been a […]

What are the Pros and Cons of Using OKR?

I’ve written before about how OKRs measure up against other […]

Balanced Scorecard Software – From The Military To Healthcare

Balanced Scorecard Software is used by a wide variety of […]

Performance management- what it is?

What is Strategic Performance Management? Strategic performance management is about […]

Balanced Scorecard Software Explained

Balanced scorecard software offers a new way of looking at […]

Balanced Scorecard: How Many Companies Use This Tool?

How many companies use the Balanced Scorecard? About half of […]

Balanced Scorecard Software For Operational Effectiveness

More organisations then ever before are accountable for their performance […]

Performance management – the measurement trap (part 1)

The Measurement Trap in Strategic Performance Management Performance measures are […]

Performance management software – analysis and user interface

User Interface of performance management software tools You have to […]

Balanced Scorecard As A Leadership Tool

Some tips for managers on using a balanced scorecard as […]

Balanced Scorecard Part 2: What Is It?

A look at the concept, theory and use of the […]

Balanced Scorecard: An Overview

Here we provide a brief overview and introduction to the […]

Performance management software – deciding on flexibility and scalability

Scalability of Performance Management Software In order to assess the […]

Performance management software – data integration and data management

Data Integration and Data Management using Performance Management Software The […]

Performance management software – improves data analysis

Performance Management Software improves data analysis The second major benefit […]

The Benefits of a Balanced Scorecard

What are the Benefits of using Balanced Scorecards? Research has […]

Balanced Scorecard Part 1: A Brief History

A short look at the development of the balanced scorecard […]

Balanced Scorecards: Measuring The Unmeasurable

Businesses of all sizes have been unable to measure their […]

Performance management software – choosing service levels

Performance Management Software Support Service The many performance management software […]

Performance management- the measurement trap (part 2)

Performance Management: only measuring what is easy to measure Also, […]

Balanced Scorecard: Management Not Measurement

Balanced Scorecard: Management not Measurement The Balanced Scorecard is a […]

Balanced Scorecard Consulting For All

Balanced scorecard consultants can deliver results for any size or […]

Balanced Scorecard: Implementation Pitfalls (Part 1)

Balanced Scorecard Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid (part 1) There are […]

Balanced Scorecard: Implementation Pitfalls (Part 3)

Balanced Scorecard Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid (part 3) There are […]

Balanced Scorecard: The Evolution

Since its inception in 1992 the Balanced Scorecard has changed […]

Balanced Scorecards: Improving B&B With The BSC

Balanced scorecard delivers improvements to the Indiana bed and breakfast […]

Balanced Scorecard: Implementation Pitfalls (Part 2)

Balanced Scorecard Implementation Pitfalls to Avoid (part 2) There are […]

Balanced Scorecards And Sustainability

The balanced scorecard is increasingly being seen as a way […]

Balanced Scorecard Working For The US Military

The US Army was one of the first users of […]

Balanced Scorecard Keeps The “Lifeblood Of Business” Pumping

The Daily Telegraph calls innovation “the lifeblood of business” – […]

Balanced Scorecard And The Small Business

More and more big companies are turning to the balanced […]

Performance management – introduction

Introduction – Strategic Performance Management Today’s business world requires new […]

Performance management- the measurement trap (part 3)

Performance Management and the limitations of measurement Performance management relies […]

Balanced Scorecard Helps Pick Best Causes

An article in Forbes magazine shows how a charity fund […]

Performance management software – selection framework

Having thought about all the above, you are still left […]

Performance management software – the make or buy question (part 1)

The market for performance management software solutions is growing rapidly. […]

How Do You Write A Good Vision Statement? What to Do and What to Avoid

Company vision statements can be a horror show, can’t they? […]

How Many Strategic Goals Should a Company Have? 

This is undoubtedly one of the questions I get asked […]

Measuring People Performance With The Nine-Box Grid Method – Pros and Cons Everyone Should Know

Managing performance and talent evaluations can quickly get off track […]

Performance Reporting: How To Use Traffic Light Colours And RAG Ratings in Dashboards

In performance reporting terms, the traffic light rating acts as […]

OKR Examples: Real-World Objectives And Key Results

If it’s good enough for Google, right? The Objectives and […]

The Amazing Ways eBay Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Boost Business Success

You may not have realized it, but eBay, the multinational […]

The 5 Most Important Job Skills For The Future

Our workplaces are changing, and the changes are dramatic. Professionals […]

How to Measure Recruitment Success?

In my experience, many companies still rely on the oversimplified KPIs – […]

15 Things Every Business Must Know About 5G

5G is here — but it’s also not here. And […]

Home Schooling Tips From My Wife

My wife has now been in isolation in our house […]

How Coronavirus Will Change The Job Market Forever

As businesses around the world were forced into work-from-home environments […]

An Easy Dashboard And Performance Reporting Template For Every Business

It’s not enough to just provide decision-makers with data and […]

What is an enterprise data strategy?

Every organisation, no matter the size or industry, must have […]

These 3 Business Functions Could Be Transformed By VR

Is virtual reality (VR) finally going mainstream? The availability of […]

3 Important Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Your Business And Turbocharge Success

From the smallest local business to the largest global players, […]

3 Essential Ways To Prepare Your Business For 5G

3 Essential Ways To Prepare Your Business For 5G 3 […]

4 Simple Ways Businesses Can Use Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing (or NLP for short) refers to technology […]

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