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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

Are Vision, Mission and Values Statements Just Hollow Rhetoric?

Posted about 8 years ago, 2 comments
One of my pet peeves is that many organizations who hang their vision and mission statements on the wall of their building reception lobby have not completed their intent. The intent of these statements should be to drive transformational change.
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Am I a Bad Person?

Posted about 8 years ago, 0 comments
In his article An Incomplete Education: How Not to Get Your Team Up To Speed on Business Performance Management, Craig Schiff, founder and CEO of the IT research analyst firm BPM Partners, raises some good points about improving the effectiveness and success rates applying enterprise performance management methodologies (e.g., strategy maps, dashboards, customer profitability analysis, rolling financial analysis, process improvement). I particularly like Craig’s observations about education and best practices.
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Where did the Balanced Scorecard Come From?

Posted about 8 years ago, 0 comments
In the July 3rd blog of my respected colleague and performance management counterpart at Oracle, Frank Buytendijk, Frank asks the question, “Did you ever wonder where the balanced scorecard came from?” His blog is titled, I wasn’t in the room when it happened … . Frank describes the origin of the balanced scorecard (BSC) as coming from workshops conducted by Drs. Kaplan and Norton who went on to research and author a series of books related to the topic.
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Why is the Adoption Rate of Performance Management so Slow?

Posted about 8 years ago, 0 comments
In my December 15, 2008 blog titled, What do I want my Epitaph and Legacy to Be? my answer to this question was in the last paragraph:
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Who are more effective – Specialists or Generalists?

Posted about 8 years ago, 0 comments
In the book The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It, the author Joshua Cooper Ramo makes us think if specialists or generalists are more effective at understanding the future.
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