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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | How CHI Health Succeeds with AchieveIt

By Paige Pulaski Jones

The CHI Health hospital group uses AchieveIt to execute huge initiatives – such as tracking strategic plans or launching new programs – across service lines and geolocations.

Myra Ricceri has been dubbed the “AchieveIt Queen” by her team. In her work as a Performance Excellence Coach Coordinator for CHI Health, Myra oversees major process improvement initiatives. As the main driver of project and change management and continuous improvement, Myra was looking for a tool to help her enable accountability and cross-plan visibility so she could drive work for her team.

The rest is history.

In this webinar recording, Myra tells her story about how AchieveIt empowered CHI Health Immanuel to become one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to earn an advanced certification from the American Heart and Stroke Associations.

Myra shares how she and her team have been able to accomplish the following since implementing AchieveIt:

  • Launching a 6+ month project in just 23 workdays
  • Cutting monthly reporting time from 4 hours to 15 minutes
  • Reducing the number of status update meetings by half

Fill out the form on this page to learn how CHI Health amplified their project management success with AchieveIt.

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | How to Convert Your Strategy into Behaviors that Move the Needle

By Amanda Shelley

In this webinar recording, you will learn:

  • The biggest mistake organizations make in the goal-setting process
  • How a strong goal-setting process defines the right activities for you team
  • Best practices to cement critical behaviors into the fabric of your culture

Are you under pressure to deliver big results this year? If you’re struggling to execute your plan, you can still get back on track before the end of Q2, and hit your critical KPIs.

Unrealized results and off-track plans are all too common. We know this. That’s what frustrates leaders most: the gap between knowing what to do and actually being able to get it done.

As John Kotter states in The Heart of Change, “[T]he central issue is never strategy, structure, culture, or systems,…[b]ut the core of the matter is always about changing the behavior of people.”

Watch this webinar recording to get three specific steps from Todd Garretson you can take right now – wherever you are in the plan execution process – to create a culture of execution within your organization. It’s not too late to reroute and mobilize your workforce, and start moving the needle on your most important initiatives.

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | A New Approach to Reducing Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time

By Amanda Shelley

Penn State’s Method for Funding Business Growth through Supply Chain Cash-to-Cash Cycle Time
Featuring Steve Tracey, Executive Director of the Center for Supply Chain Research™ at Penn State

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Watch and listen to this webinar to learn how your supply chain team can free up cash to fund business growth by shortening your cash-to-cash cycle time.

Key discussion points:

  • Developing a cash-first culture in supply chain
  • Identifying cash-to-cash cycle time reduction opportunities
  • Creating processes to manage plans that release working capital
  • Enabling ongoing best practice education for supply chain teams


Download the video recording and slides now to learn about a new, 3-dimensional end-to-end approach that will help you expertly target your areas of greatest opportunity and create a realistic plan optimized for execution.

Learn more about our end-to-end supply chain optimization solution, Blueprint 360.

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Are You Working on the Right Initiatives?

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Your organization’s success revolves around choosing initiatives that have the highest impact on your targeted measures. In many cases, plans are never revisited to ask the question, “Are we working on the right initiatives?”

In this video recording, Joe Krause and Danny Sehr share lessons learned from leaders who are making time for innovation by getting rid of initiatives that aren’t delivering the best possible returns. Learn how to keep score, identify gaps, and adapt your plan’s focus by balancing the sunk cost bias with effective productivity.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Identify missing elements of your plans by aligning activities to objectives
  • Implement predictive reporting to gain decision-making power
  • Decide what to keep/cease/change/amend, and how to pivot mid-plan
  • Decrease the number of urgent distractions, and make more time for innovation

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Getting Strategy Done

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Michael Wilkinson (Leadership Strategies) and Jonathan Morgan (AchieveIt) discuss – from their perspectives – where planning is stalling, succeeding, and evolving. Michael and Jonathan address trends in strategic planning and plan execution for operational, change management, and process improvement plans, and how to pivot where we’re falling short.

Listen to this webinar about strategy and planning in today’s business climate, and get several examples of how successful leaders are getting strategy done.

In this webinar, you will hear about:

  • Trends in types and lengths of plans – and what’s working
  • How people are planning today, including best practices
  • Ways leaders are solving for the urgent/important daily distractions
  • Methods to implement predictive reporting to enable proactive decision-making

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | The Secrets of Accountability

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Accountability is like rain. Everyone knows it’s good for you, but nobody wants to get wet.

The term “accountability” is so frequently used that it loses its meaning in organizations. This predictably erodes any attempts at building a culture of accountability, and the plans and initiatives you’re trying to execute – strategic, process improvement, cost reduction, etc. – are left with a less-than-desirable completion rate.

In this webinar recording, Lee Colan of The L Group shares how to apply accountability best practices to your workflow process to achieve better results.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Communicate the Circle of Consequences
  • Use accountable language and avoid accountability killers
  • Use the 3Ws to communicate expectations
  • Apply the Learning Pyramid to avoid re-coaching

Watch Lee’s other webinar, “Sticking to It: How Successful Organizations Drive Commitment to Execution.”

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Strategy Execution is Change Management in Disguise

By Paige Pulaski Jones

Only 1 in 3 organizations will enable their teams to successfully execute process improvement, cost reduction, operational excellence and strategic initiatives this year. That means 67% of companies are going to fail to meet their goals.

To achieve their organizational goals, successful organizations have figured out how to navigate change management. No matter the type of project or initiative, these companies treat any kind of plan execution with a change management mindset.

In this on-demand webinar, Michael Brazukas of the Strategy Management Institute discusses how to leverage Kotter’s classic 8 Steps of Change Management as they apply to achieving more of your organization’s strategic and operational goals.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Explore how strategies represent different types of change
  • Understand the alignment between strategic planning and change management processes
  • Appreciate how to ‘fail-proof’ strategy deployments and execution discipline in your organization

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | How to Drive ROI and Value Through Your Human Capital

By Amanda Ferenczy

As you strive to increase revenue, profit and market share, your focus may be causing you to miss a game-changing opportunity to drive results right in front of you. Your plans and budgets are finalized, but how sure are you that everyone is aligned and engaged to exceed expectations?

Transformation starts with strategically defining the business and people drivers required to change the cycle from business-as-usual to breakthrough changes with higher ROI, more value and lower risks. Starting with tactical improvements can help, but may not deliver the results you expect. Instead, you need an integrated approach that starts with the CEO and sets up every employee for company and career success.

Watch this webinar to hear Jim Villwock of Human Investment Advisory℠ explain how to transform your #1 CEO Challenge into your #1 Business Opportunity through new paradigms and roadmaps for game-changing results.

You will learn:

  • 3 reasons why human capital is the CEO’s #1 challenge and opportunity
  • What drives productivity, alignment and engagement transformation
  • How to increase company opportunity with lower costs and risks
  • The roadmap of improving human capital ROI and value

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Stress Test Your Most Critical Business Plans: Mitigating Risk in Strategic and Operational Plans

By Paige Pulaski Jones

There are steps you can take to help lower the risk in your most critical business plans (whether cost optimization, process improvement, operational, or strategic), maximizing the opportunity to achieve your 2018 objectives.

Stewart Brown of Dunkirk Partners shares how to evaluate your strategic or operational plan for possible areas of risk, reframe initiatives to help mitigate those risks and develop an effective implementation process to get full employee engagement with your risk-optimized plan- and finally reach your organization’s goals.

You will learn:

  • How plan risk mitigation impacts your organization’s success
  • How to map risk to your plan’s goals and objectives
  • Steps to adapt your plan to mitigate risks through a “test drive”
  • Best practices for implementing a high-impact, risk-optimized plan


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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | How to Build a High Performance Culture for Optimal Execution

By Paige Pulaski Jones

You have your plan. It’s structured so all of your initiatives are aligned to your organization’s goals, mission and vision. Now, how can you ensure your team is optimized to execute your plan for the greatest results?

Change management is amplified when you’ve done the work to build a culture of execution. Leaders who coach their team members with a growth-oriented system are able to ignite, align and involve a team that is fully committed to executing a strategic plan. Coaching systems that prime professionals for effective execution combine enhanced employee engagement with a relentless focus on goals to drive high performance.

In this webinar, Todd Garretson of CircleMakers outlines the steps to take when implementing a coaching system to guide your employees through plan execution, and boost employee engagement for better results.

You will learn:

  • 4 characteristics of high performance culture
  • How to overcome 6 major obstacles managers face in driving brilliant execution
  • Steps to build your culture of execution for better results

Interested in other webinars from Todd? Check out 3 Practical Ways to Boost Strategy Execution, Explode through Stubborn Growth Plateaus with Enhanced Strategy Design and Execution (Series) and Demystifying Brilliant Execution: A System to Operationalize Strategy.

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