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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

The Proof is in the Professor’s Pudding

Posted almost 7 years ago, 1 comment
The phrase “the proof is in the pudding” is shorthand for “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” The proof is the ultimate test. It literally means you can show me a wonderful recipe and tell me about your fine ingredients, but ultimately the test is in the thing itself – the actual results. How does the pudding taste?
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Why Does Shaken Confidence Reinforce One’s Advocacy?

Posted almost 7 years ago, 0 comments
These last few years I have been mystified as to why the adoption rate of proven and valuable managerial methods and techniques are taking so long to be applied in organizations. Examples are business analytics, the balanced scorecard, and activity-based costing. Organizations that use them proclaim improved performance and better decision making. There is even empirical evidence in terms of financial results from Dr. David Norton, co-author with Professor Robert S. Kaplan of the Balanced Scorecard book series, that companies that have implemented their methods achieve superior results compared to their competitors.
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2011 New Year Resolutions for CEOs and Executives

Posted almost 7 years ago, 0 comments
January 1st, New Year Day, is a chance for proposing changes. The tradition is to make resolutions such as to lose weight or exercise more. Typically they are personal ones made by the individuals, but I have a new twist by making a resolution for CEOs, heads of government agencies and executive teams of all organizations.
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Geeks are Chic

Posted almost 7 years ago, 0 comments
A managerial movement is now picking up steam: organizations are applying business analytics to gain insights to determine good decisions and best actions to take. This topic was once the domain of “quants” and statistical geeks developing models in their cubicles. Today, applying analytical methods is on the verge of becoming mainstream.
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Can Business Analytics Outperform Humans at Multitasking?

Posted almost 7 years ago, 0 comments
Science is proving that people underestimate how well they can multitask – doing or thinking about multiple things at the same time. People are actually fairly poor at it. Can analytics-based performance management software accomplish what the human brain cannot? In other words, can the portfolio of integrated methodologies that comprise the performance management framework embedded with business analytics behave like bees of a beehive or ants of an anthill, where each of the workers seems to instantaneously know what they should be doing for the good of their group?
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