Many companies’ processes for planning, decision making, and performance management encourage undesirable behavior by managers.
Most companies don't generate an adequate return on investment on their budgeting processes.
Using fact-based analysis even when the facts are hard to come by can keep companies from spending money wastefully on initiatives that don't make…
Companies are focusing on asset utilization to drive better share-price performance.
Don't let investor communication objectives stand in the way of making sound dividend policy decisions during a downturn.
Long-term executive incentives could better align the financial interests of executives with those of shareholders.
Whoever first decided to link performance measurement to budgets may have done more damage to business effectiveness than anyone else in history.
Most executives always think their share price should be higher, but coming to grips with high valuation can lead to productive strategic decisions.
Ways to keep activist investors away include boosting performance, improving capital allocation and strengthening your competitive edge.
The past tells us nothing about whether we will fail or succeed in the future. Executives should be mindful of this when considering their future…