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Six Disciplines Articles

Goals Management - Using Goals To Improve Teamwork And Performance

// Thursday, May 11, 2017

High Impact Performance Management Software - An Industry in Disruption

// Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Current State of Today’s Performance Management Industry

If you’ve been following the performance management industry, you can appreciate how much it’s changed and evolved, particularly in the past few years. One thing is clear: there’s a ...

Performance Management Software: Agility to Get What's Important Done

// Monday, April 10, 2017

Regardless of What You Call It, Six Disciplines Provides What Most Organizations Need for True Organizational Excellence

Organizations approach us from different backgrounds and perspectives. Some are looking for performance management; some...

6 Bedrock Principles for Engaging People & Improving Performance

// Monday, April 03, 2017



Recently I re-read Michael Porter's quote on strategy. He is one of my favorite strategy thinkers because he has stuck to the position that strategy is about what makes you different. And he has stuck to the idea that properly...

How to Use Problem Solving Meetings to Engage Employees

// Monday, March 27, 2017

 A meeting going nowhere

The advantage of pain is that it often drives us to innovate to find relief. The backstory to this article began years ago when I was CEO of a rapidly growing software company called Solomon Software. The scene was a...

Five MUST-ASK Questions Before Buying Performance Evaluation Software

// Thursday, March 16, 2017


Why Performance Management Software Isn't Enough. What's missing is..

// Thursday, February 09, 2017

During the past 20 years, rapid software innovation focused on helping organizations communicate and collaborate more effectively has led to the emergence of the Performance Management software category of solutions. In the beginning, the focus...

How to Recapture the 30% of Time That Does Not Contribute to Strategy

// Sunday, September 11, 2016

“Unproductive workforce time rose to total 34.3% of all time. This means that workers are spending 1.7 days of every workweek on unproductive activities.” This is a finding published in the Global Productive Report of Proudfoot Consulting. The...

Will an Approach for Engaging Employees With Strategy Work?    That's The Wrong Question To Ask!

// Thursday, September 08, 2016

A thoughtful leader will ask the question “Will it work?” when considering any investment in strategy. This is also true when putting in place a systematic approach for managing the formation and the execution of strategy. It's a strategic...

How to Measure Organizational Effectiveness

// Monday, November 16, 2015

Building Orgs that Execute EbookHow should an organization measure its effectiveness?

Should it be measured by revenue? Net promoter scores? Stock price? Executive bonuses (ha!)?

The truth is, it completely depends...


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