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Nonprofit Coordinating Committee - Workshop

Posted August 20, 2009 8:21 AM by Dylan Miyake

On Tuesday of this week, I facilitated a 2.5 hour session called measuring and managing your strategy. I had a choice. I could teach to a case, and get participants from 30 organizations to all work on the same material, or I could ask them to build their own strategy map and measures. Now the challenge is that to effectively build a strategy map and measures typically takes 2-3 sessions of working with an organization's leadership team. Oh, did I mention that I also wanted to teach about using the Balanced Scorecard as a management tool, not just a measurement tool.

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High commitment drives performance

Posted August 17, 2009 5:51 PM by Ted Jackson

I read an interesting article in the Harvard Business School, Working Knowledge website. It is essentially a book review of esteemed professor Michael Beer. His new book is called High Commitment High Performance: How to Build a Resilient Organization for Sustained Advantage. The book explores long-term successes like Southwest Airlines, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett Packard, McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Toyota, etc. It got me wondering about nonprofits leveraging these same skills.

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