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Small Non-Profits – Is a Balanced Scorecard Overkill?

It’s probably true that all organizations – big and tiny – go through what they consider a strategic review on a periodic basis. The process for this may be tight, it may be loose, but generally the people involved come … Continue reading

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Strategically Appropriate Compensation

What are you worth? Who says so? I’m reminded of a scene from the great movie, Midnight Cowboy, the story of a young man, Joe Buck, who goes to New York from Texas to make a lot of dough as a … Continue reading

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Engagement – again?

I’m getting tired of reading articles proudly exclaiming the importance of engagement (emotional involvement or commitment, Merriam-Webster). Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for it. But let’s stop with the intellectual tourism and get on with it. Part of the … Continue reading

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A Raise for the CEO?

You might have read this: the CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, is going to be compensated $20 million in 2013, a 74 per cent raise. It was, as the New York Times wrote, a year in which the bank narrowly … Continue reading

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How much should a CEO be paid?

It’s a bit like asking: How long is a piece of string? There’s nothing quite like talking about compensation to put people into a bad mood. It can seem boring and sterile, but when you think of the role it … Continue reading

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Bonus time?

It’s December and the end of the year is close. Leaders start thinking about their year-end financial results. Are we in the red or the black? One of the key topics that will come up involves employee compensation, be it … Continue reading

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Betwixt and Between: Q3

Poor third quarter: two-thirds of it is trying to get people to pay attention. July and August are hard enough to get three people to a meeting let alone hold a reflective review of the organization’s strategy execution. No matter. … Continue reading

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Performance Reward: Tactical or Strategic?

There is ever-so-much chatter about the relative pros and cons of performance bonuses and whether alternate forms of recognition are better. I think the answer lies in whether performance – be it organizational or individual – is treated as a … Continue reading

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Pay for [What] Performance

The last few years have seen a great deal of interest and scrutiny in compensation. While focused mainly on executive compensation, it has also zeroed in on pay-for-performance more generally as it becomes a more commonly practiced approach. In many … Continue reading

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January Strategy To-Do List

As everyone returns from the holidays, we’re both fresh and forgetful.

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