Strong Brands Are Built From The Inside Out

A few years ago, I observed something going on that I’d seen in several companies before, and I was struck with an insight! (I love it when that happens.) What was the observation? There are lots of organizations whose employees aren’t “sold” on their company’s brand. What specifically had I seen? Following are a few…

Wellness!

                PREVENTION    You can help your people to prevent illnesses through education.  Following are sources of information that you can share with your workforce ~ and perhaps you’ll decide to make certain healthy options available to them for free, at work.  For example, read “Immune Perspectives” and you…

Are People Really Your Greatest Asset?

  We’ve all heard this before: People are our greatest asset. As an employee, do you believe it? As a manager, do you believe it? Standard & Poors clearly considers People as one of the 3 top components of a business’s value. Experts often refer to key assets as Capital. When it comes to executing…

Must-Reads for Managing Small Businesses

          Few Managers Have Ever Been Trained How to Manage, by Robert Bidwell, IndustryWeek.com Is ‘Cultural Fit’ Just A New Way To Discriminate? By Erika Andersen, Forbes.com Hotel chain moves employees to private exchange, by Andrea Davis on EBN.com Why Your Employees Are Leaving (and How You Can Win Them Back), by Josh…

How Metrics Can Drive Strategic Growth & Profits

Let’s start with a critical question: How well do your company’s metrics (or KPIs – key performance indicators) help employees stay focused on delivering your company’s unique customer value? The strategy map above shows the relationships between: Strategy (Product Leaders / Efficient Operations / Customer Intimate) Focus areas for Metrics (Financial / Customer / Processes…

3 Principles To Create A Better Strategy And Make It A Real Business Tool

  Introducing:  Aleksey Savkin, Thought Leader and Contributor Aleksey Savkin is a founder of AKS-Labs, vendor of BSC Designer software. His areas of expertise are Strategy Execution, Balanced Scorecard, KPIs, and Business Performance Management. Aleksey is the author of a number of articles and books on Balanced Scorecard. He runs Balanced Scorecard seminars in the Moscow Business…