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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

Shareholder and Bondholder Musical Chairs

Posted about 5 years ago, 0 comments
Do remember as a child playing musical chairs? While the music played you walked in a circle with one less chair than there were children. When the music stopped everyone scrambled to sit in a chair. Everyone won but one who was out. This was repeated until one lucky child won the last chair. Was everyone really a winner or all losers except one?
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Imagine Being a New CEO

Posted about 5 years ago, 1 comment
Many of us are managers but few of us ever become C-suite leaders and more specifically a CEO. But imagine if you just became a new CEO, and it is of a very troubled company. I wrote my monthly column about this for the web portal Information Management titled “Now, You are the CEO.”
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A Performance Management Road Trip – Are We There Yet?

Posted about 5 years ago, 1 comment
Everyone is familiar with the relentless question from children in a car’s back seat during a long road trip impatiently asking, “Are we there yet?” To some managers this question can apply to the journey of implementing the full vision of the performance management framework.
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More Spocky, Less Rocky

Posted about 5 years ago, 1 comment
On the shelves in the business topics section of any bookstore are numerous books about leadership and management. I have never considered myself a motivational writer or speaker that describes the importance of executives’ rallying the workforce with inspiration. In my career I have seen examples of leadership that reflect their individual desire for power more than a duty to improving organizational performance. My writing and speaking interests are more with equipping managers and employee teams to help their organizations be better, faster, cheaper, and smarter.
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How Many Types of KPIs are There?

Posted about 5 years ago, 0 comments
It seems the Holy Grail for scorecards and dashboards seems to be organizations seeking to answer, “What should our key performance indicators (KPIs) be?” Websites such as KPI Library.com help address this challenge. At the heart of selecting KPIs should be their linkage to the executive team’s strategy. However, there are different stakeholders in an organization, such as internal manager and investor governance boards. Each stakeholder has different needs. Hence there should be different types of KPIs.
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