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Timeless wisdom from the experts on KPIs & KPIs 101.
Phil Green

A leading indicator of business cycles that have already happened

Posted by Phil Green over 8 years ago, 0 comments
A “leading indicator” is supposed to forecast, or at least to help the person using it, to make a forecast.
Stacey Barr

9 Bad KPI Habits to Change

Posted by Stacey Barr over 8 years ago, 0 comments
Well this is not an exhaustive list by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a list of the bad habits I see the majority of my clients consistently practicing when it comes to choosing, creating and using performance measures or KPIs. We reap what we sow, and that’s why it can be a useful exercise to see if you do have any bad KPI habits and start developing some better ones.
Gary Cokins

Baseball + Analytics = Improved Performance

Posted by Gary Cokins over 8 years ago, 1 comment
How does an organization create a culture of metrics? One example is the community of baseball, including its managers, team owners, scouts, players and fans. With better information and analysis of that information, baseball teams perform better – they win!
Phil Green

Brilliant propaganda, but lousy indicator of rate of growth of US debt.

Posted by Phil Green over 8 years ago, 3 comments
There is a little graphic being circulated around the Internet intended to show that President Obama has recklessly doubled the total US debt accumulated since President Washington.
Stacey Barr

KPIs Should Make You Feel Uncomfortable!

Posted by Stacey Barr over 8 years ago, 2 comments
If your KPIs or performance measures aren’t pushing you outside your comfort zone, then they’re wasting everyone’s time. If you only measure what you already know you can achieve, those measures or KPIs probably won’t take you any further. They’re just confirming that things are as you expect. They’re not pushing you to try harder, think smarter or reach higher.
Bernard Marr

How Key Performance Indicators drive business success…and make you slim, fit and have shiny teeth

Posted by Bernard Marr over 8 years ago, 2 comments
People often asked me: Bernard, does measuring performance really help us improve? Can KPIs and metrics make a tangible difference in our businesses? And my answer is always a big and resounding YES!