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How to Keep Your Strategic Dashboards from Being Overbuilt

By Amanda Shelley

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Leading from the Center

Learn how to leverage your position between the people creating your plan and the people executing your plan to accomplish your most important initiatives.

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The ROI of Efficient Execution Powered by AchieveIt

Calculate revenue saved and gained by switching to a better plan tracking and monitoring process.

4 Drivers of Plan Execution

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Four Drivers of Strategy Execution

Learn about how much poor strategy execution is costing your organization and how to engage the four drivers of plan execution.

4 Stages to Creating a Strategy Execution Culture

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Four Stages to Creating a Strategy Execution Culture

Learn how to build an organizational culture that amplifies execution and results and identify which stage your organization is in.

Executive Guide to Goal Setting

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The Executive Guide to Strategic Goal Setting

Learn the best practices of effective strategic goal setting and which methodology is right for your organization.

Accelerate Business Results Through Better Strategy Execution

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Accelerate Business Results Through Better Strategy Execution

Learn how to make your strategic planning dollars count and dramatically accelerate the results curve.

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The Execution Flywheel

Learn how this specific methodology can bulletproof the development of your plan and provide a timeline that emphasizes execution.

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The Cost of Using Excel for Strategic Plan Management

Show your team the not-so-obvious dangers of staying with the status quo. 

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Four Rules for Building a Foolproof Strategic Plan

Understand the primary causes of plan failure and how to avoid them within your organization. 

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The Definitive Guide to Healthcare KPIs

Learn how key performance indicators help you manage your business processes and an example business KPIs that hospitals use.

3 Strategies That Will Elevate Organizational Accountability Immediately

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Three Strategies That Will Elevate Organizational Accountability Immediately 

Learn how to create a culture of individual accountability and three rules to live by when assigning task-level items.

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Designing a Dashboard System That Accelerates Performance

Gain a better understanding of how dashboards, when built correctly, can be used to bridge the gap between strategy and execution. 

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Developing a Results-Oriented Strategic Plan

Learn the foundation of developing an actionable, results-oriented strategic plan, and gain a better understanding of the terms, definitions, and hierarchies.

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Leading from the Center

3 Principles of Good Dashboard Design

By Amanda Shelley

The key to driving results isn’t solely based on aesthetically pleasing dashboards; it’s a combination of truly well-designed and defined dashboards, and a team that knows how to take action upon the data/metrics that follow.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • The three principles of good dashboard design to drive better results.
  • How a culture of transparency and elevated accountability can enable your management team.
  • The ease of creating and using custom dashboards in AchieveIt’s platform.
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The Definitive Guide to Healthcare KPIs

By Amanda Shelley

In today’s ever-changing healthcare environment, organizational leaders must be more knowledgeable than ever if they want to enhance execution and drive results. This requires a true understanding of the terms and hierarchies involved in the planning and structuring of their organizations.

This guide is designed to walk you through this process in a straightforward manner. Filled with explanations, practical examples and useful information on how to distinguish between a business process and a service line or a KPI from a strategic plan initiative, you will be better prepared to lead all of your strategic initiatives and start seeing results with this by your side.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • The definition of core competencies.
  • The meaning of the term ‘key business processes.’
  • The reasons business processes are separate from service lines.
  • How key performance indicators help you manage your business processes.
  • The differences between key performance indicators and strategic plan objectives.
  • How to use dashboards and scorecards to track performance.
  • Example business processes and KPIs that hospitals use.
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3 Strategies That Will Elevate Organizational Accountability Immediately

By Amanda Shelley

Making the switch from an organizational culture of collaboration to one of individual accountability can immediately drive results and accelerate performance. But the reason so many organizations struggle to do so is that they unknowingly create shadows that allow people to hide. If you want to see a real change in business results, it’s essential to switch the focus from getting things done (outputs) to getting results (outcomes).

In this white paper, you will learn:

  • The 3 strategies to creating a culture of individual accountability
  • How to do away with alibis and excuses during times of failure
  • The 3 rules to live by when assigning task-level items
  • Tools to fast-track the development of an individually accountable culture
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Designing a Dashboard System that Accelerates Performance

By Amanda Shelley

Although dashboards alone don’t drive results, they enable management teams to make informed decisions and to accelerate the results by creating a culture of visibility and elevating accountability. However, many organizations fail in dashboard design and implementation because of three very basic reasons.

In this guide, you will learn:

  • Three dashboard secrets of high performing organizations.
  • Steps to right sizing your dashboards.
  • How to convey your most important information within your dashboards.
  • Best practices for driving execution and accountability.
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Developing a Results-Oriented Strategic Plan

By Amanda Shelley

Every strategic plan has four fundamental components–goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics, each of which can help to enhance your organization’s likelihood of success when done correctly.

In this white paper, you will learn:

  • How to develop a results-oriented strategic plan.
  • The link between mission, vision, and strategy.
  • The four components of a strategic plan.
  • Evaluating the right strategic planning solution.