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The ROI of Efficient Execution Powered by AchieveIt

By Amanda Shelley

What does your organization risk by not achieving all of your initiatives? Trying to track a process improvement, strategic, or cost reduction plan from a spreadsheet is labor-intensive, error-prone, and makes it hard to see progress from a higher level. The monitoring process isn’t easy, so over time, insight into important initiatives dwindles. Employees give […]

The Cost of Using Excel for Strategic Plan Management

By Amanda Shelley

We’ve all used it. And we all know better. Excel, SharePoint and Smartsheet just don’t solve the execution gap. If you need the swift kick in the pants to finally do something to make your life easier and your plan more effective – you’ve found the guide that will shock you into action. If you’ve […]

Four Drivers of Strategy Execution

By Amanda Ferenczy

As a strategy professional, you’ve developed your own system for checking off all the boxes along the strategy creation path. But if your organization is like most, strategy execution continues to be an uphill battle. This struggle has been well-documented; according to Harvard Business Review, 75% of organizations struggle to implement strategy, and according to […]

Four Stages to Creating a Strategy Execution Culture

By Amanda Ferenczy

Download Four Stages to Creating a Strategy Execution Culture to learn how to build an organizational culture that amplifies execution and results. The ability to effectively execute is the critical key in turning vision into reality. Plan poorly, and market forces are likely to crush you. Execute poorly, and results are far worse. Creating an organizational culture of […]

The Executive Guide to Strategic Goal Setting

By Amanda Shelley

Durability and actionability must underscore your agenda. Put simply, the focus has shifted from setting goals to managing and achieving them. In this white paper, you will learn: 5 best practices for effective goal setting Common strategic goal-setting pitfalls Which goal-setting methodology is right for your organization Strategies for rallying employees around new goals How […]

Accelerate Business Results Through Better Strategy Execution

By Amanda Shelley

Strategic and operation plans have immense potential value, yet most organizations fail to tap into that value. The reason? A failure to effectively implement them. The excitement generated during planning retreats rarely translates into execution. Why does this happen? And what can you do to prevent it from happening to your organization? In this white […]

Use the Strategy Execution Flywheel to Improve Strategy Execution

By Amanda Shelley

The Execution Flywheel is a methodology for organizations that compete in aggressive markets, markets in decline, or ones experiencing stagnant growth. Organizations in these situations have to find ways to increase quality or service while also reducing costs. Improving strategy execution is paramount. Download this guide, The Execution Flywheel, to gain a deeper understanding of […]

Four Rules for Building a Foolproof Strategic Plan

By Amanda Shelley

Most organizations today develop some sort of operational or strategic plan with the intention of achieving results. However, the vast majority of those plans fail to produce their desired outcomes, and organizations often can’t identify where they’re going wrong. In this white paper, you will learn: A six-phase approach to elevating your strategic planning process 4 rules to […]

Five Mistakes To Avoid With Executive Summary Dashboards

By Amanda Shelley

It’s no secret that executives crave visibility. And all too often, on your mission to keep reporting and executive summary dashboards clean and concise, even the best intentioned dashboards can become cluttered, overwhelming and tedious. The process of keeping the dashboards populated with accurate information is just as important as the dashboards themselves and especially […]

How to Keep Your Strategic Dashboards from Being Overbuilt

By Amanda Shelley

Strategic dashboards are a great “at-a-glance” tool to help leaders make informed, data-driven decisions. Your dashboards should create an insightful and succinct story around the success of your key initiatives; however, in an attempt to track everything, organizations often create an environment with no strategic focus. In this guide, you will learn: Reasons why your […]