7 Benchmarks Towards Success in an Organization

Ron Edmondson

While nothing worth doing well is ever easy, there are certain benchmarks we can aim for which seem to exist in successful organizations I’ve observed. Here are 7 benchmarks towards success in an organization: There is a clear vision and strategy.

The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Our research* revealed six Benchmarks of Team Excellence: 1) Alignment: Alignment around a shared vision. If both of these Benchmarks are high, the team can concentrate on improving Results. Higher Commitment than any other Benchmark.

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PM Skills Benchmark Study

Crossderry Blog

PM Solutions and PM College are pleased to announce our latest research initiative: The Project Manager Skills Benchmark Study. This study is designed to help us understand current skill levels of project managers in the areas of project management, leadership, and business. What skills do project managers have, and how do these skills impact project and organizational success? This survey should take about 10 minutes of your time.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Enterprises LLC and Xen Wireless form StrategyDriven Analytics to provide utility industry executives and managers with asset management program benchmarking data supporting operational and investment decisions and fleet and individual plant performance assessments.

Your Team & You Are The Benchmark…Not The Competition

Create Learning

We should spend more time benchmarking what we do really well. You are the benchmark; Where are you now? “…the ability of your company to be competitive & survive lies in the capability of the people in your organization to understand a situation and develop solutions.”.

The Dictator Benchmark


You can learn a lot about people by the extent to which they make excuses for the ruthless conduct of dictators. It's a pity that each photo in which they appear heroic or benevolent isn't immediately accompanied by a short film about their victims

Career GPS is an Excellent Benchmarking Tool for HR Issues

The Practical Leader

management Career GPS culture development health and safety HR Benchmarking Tools Human Resources Professionals Association leadership development organizational culture organizational development performance management professional development talent developmentToronto-based Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) has just released an excellent new “Career GPS” tool.

How Benchmarking Can Help Countries Become More Digital

Harvard Business Review

What we recommend during these conversations is to use a benchmarking approach: pick a benchmark country, usually a neighbor or a country perceived as a role model or even as a competitor, and ask, What would it take for us to catch up with where the benchmark is today?

Why All the Leaders Are Above Average

Next Level Blog

Books executive presence Leadership evaluation illusory superiority leadership Mike Figliuolo peer benchmarking SmartBrief on LeadershipMy friends at SmartBrief on Leadership run a weekly poll on a question of interest to their 165,000 readers. A great guy named Mike Figliuolo, author of the just released One Piece of Paper, comes up. Please click the headline to read the whole story.

The Ultimate Benchmarking Tool?

Rapid BI

Benchmarking is talked about in many industries and for many it is seen as necessary but expensive. Last week I came across an open source concept for benchmarking which has a lot of opportunities for organizations of all sizes. Management benchmarking business growth customer service detractors net promoter score nps ultimate question The ultimate question a single measure for business growth? History In 2006 author Fried Reichheld published […].

The Benchmark That Builds Consulting Businesses

David A Fields

Consultants often look at benchmarks to gauge their recent performance. Those are internal benchmarks. [ Many readers know that I’m 6’1″ tall… if my posture is perfect, I think tall thoughts and I stand on two tins of homemade, coconut dream bars.

Ideas for Professional Growth for the Week of July 5, 2015

Management Excellence

To Do" List Decision-Making Ideas for Growth Benchmarking Big Decisions Decision Log Ideas for Professional Growth Team LeadershipWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Recycling vs. Reinventing the Wheel

Let's Grow Leaders

change Creativity benchmarking creativity recycling ideas structure templatesRecycling is an important part of corporate responsibility. Recycle paper. Recycle soda cans. What about recycling ideas? I am sure you’ve heard such phrases in your organization.

Complimentary Resource – 10 Must-Have Metrics and Benchmarks for Better Recruiting

Strategy Driven

10 Must-Have Metrics and Benchmarks for Better Recruiting. Click here for more information on 10 Must-Have Metrics and Benchmarks for Better Recruiting. You just finished reading Complimentary Resource - 10 Must-Have Metrics and Benchmarks for Better Recruiting !

Resume' Bias and Selecting Top Talent

Maximizing Possibility

Employee Selection Employee Selection How to hire the best talent Job Benchmark Job Fit Knock'em Dead Martin Yate personality profile assessment Resume The resume' is not the first place to begin when considering the potential of the candidate. The best place to begin is with a valid pre-employment personality assessment.

The 12 Team Behaviors That Drive Team Performance

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The characteristics are described in The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams. But what can you do as a team member to help your team achieve these benchmarks? What makes a high performance team?

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Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

If you’re looking to benchmark your leadership ability the following self examination will give you a baseline to build from. Just how much inspiration can I get from sharing this idea wit… 4 Tweets Leadership Self Examination | N2Growth Blog By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Looking to benchmark your leadership ability?

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Ultimate Guide to Google Ad Words: How To Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes

First Friday Book Synopsis

Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords: How To Access 100 Million People in 10 Minutes, 2nd Edition Perry Marshall and Bryan Todd Entrepreneur Press (2010) How to pursue business opportunities available at “THE benchmark for advertisers and information providers” Although this book’s subtitle specifies a worthy objective (i.e.

Leaders: What The Heck Is DiSC?

Linked 2 Leadership

The science of DiSC is proven and trusted all over the world as the benchmark for all employee behavioural testing. This is the first in a series of blogs in which I will explain the most common personality survey on the market today. DiSC is the foundation of understanding for virtually every human personality type. D.I.S.C. stands for: [.].

10 Tips To Overcome Bad Thoughts

Linked 2 Leadership

Many questions we can ask ourselves as leaders help us determine a benchmark for who we are as a leader, where we are on our leadership journey, and where we are going in the future. Here are some of those poignant questions: Do you ever find yourself thinking bad thoughts about someone else? Do you ever think bad thoughts about yourself? [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership business leadership Management

Three Unique, Effective (and Free) Ways to Get Better Results

Kevin Eikenberry

Organizations do it all the time and call it “benchmarking”, yet as individuals, […]. One way to become more effective at anything is to reflect on your progress, your results and your approaches.

Arc is Electrifying Green Building

Chart Your Course

Already approaching a Billion square of projects not only in the United States but also from India to Sweden and Israel to Bhutan, if you are not familiar with the Arc platform, that helps a building owner measure performance and benchmark against others, you are missing out on what is transmogrifying the built environment. Arc is not a raven-messenger when allows the project to measure improvements and benchmark against itself and other similar projects.

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Idealism: Is it Dead or Alive?

General Leadership

These are noble benchmarks to shoot for, especially if you work in a position of public trust or that is focused on leading by example. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

Pass Judgment

Leading Blog

Then we looked outside our walls by benchmarking operations teams in several different industries, in both the government and the private sector. P OLITE SOCIETY teaches us that passing judgment isn’t nice. It’s demeaning, we’re told, especially when it’s applied to people.

Stop Thinking “Productivity” — Start Thinking “Problem Solving”

Lead Change Blog

Benchmarking, finding new “best practices,” and implementing broad Management of Change documents. The firm performed a benchmarking study between many aspects of this business and its peers: they found about 15% total possible price improvement, with about 10% of that being “achievable.”

Empowering The Quiet Team Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Institutionally, they believe in success and understand the millions of tiny steps it takes for your vision to become a plan, for the plan to be put into action and those actions to become a benchmark operation. Guest post from Ilene Marcus : It’s crunch time. Your team is on overdrive.

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share About Team Building (with video)

Let's Grow Leaders

They conducted an extensive research study which revealed six Benchmarks of Team Excellence. Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about team building. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!

Organisational Appraisal – The short cut to effective business development

Rapid BI

Business Created Articles bench marking benchmarking BIR business improvement process health check organizational appraisal organizational appraisalsOrganisational appraisals are talked about but few organisations do. This page outlines an approach an organisation may take to appraise its performance to date and plan for the future. The post Organisational Appraisal – The short cut to effective business development appeared first on RapidBI.

The Most Frustrating Mistake Managers Make

Let's Grow Leaders

Forget benchmarks and establish higher standards. When managers see their role as a small cog in a bigger system they do whatever they can to fit in. They trade power for conformity. Their team yearns for bold vision, challenging questions, and scaffolding support.

Overcoming the “Feedback Trifecta” to Communicate Better as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Efficiency and reliability exceeded the industry's previous benchmark.

Moments That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

His Level 10 philosophy has become the benchmark that others have aspired to achieve. It All Matters Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments in your life where clarity was immediate?

Why Are 2013 Graduates Considered Unprepared?

Chart Your Course

When you invest in job benchmarking , you focus on the objective factors that the job itself requires, eliminating any unwanted human bias that can prevent hiring the candidate who will truly excel in the position. By Ashley Bowers. College Graduates Not Ready for the Workforce?

Better Leadership + Business Skills = Better Projects

Crossderry Blog

Results from PM College’s latest research, “ Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015 ,” confirms this, showing that organizations with highly skilled project managers get significantly better project results. What drives project success? Research has consistently shown that it’s having an effective project manager.

The Most Dangerous Way to Measure Success

Let's Grow Leaders

Great leaders and great human beings set their own benchmarks of success. Only you know if you’re accomplishing who you set out to be. Stop looking around at slivery glimpses of other people’s lives and judging yourself. Trust me, you don’t know the whole story. We never can.

Why Empowering Women Doesn’t Help Them

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Avivah Wittenberg-Cox Building Gender Balanced Businesses programmes and suite of online tools DAX 30 companies "benchmarking best practices" Empowering Women Doesn't Help Them Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts HOW Women Mean Business the Lord Davies report in the UK WHY Women Mean Business: Understanding the Emergence of Our Next Economic RevolutionHere is a brief article by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox for the Harvard Business Review blog.

Asking the Right Questions Often Leads to the Best Answer

Leading Blog

By asking more of these questions – of yourself and others -- you articulate goals, set benchmarks and assess risk. B EING A LEADER often means making far-reaching decisions that require major investments of time, resources, and energy. Complete certainty is seldom possible.

7 Ways to Help Your Team Deal with Ambiguity

Let's Grow Leaders

Benchmark externally. Dealing with ambiguity is a competency quickly pushing its way up on the list of most wanted executive competencies, while simultaneously working its way down as a vital survival skill down the organization chart.

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If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

Benchmarking visits by groups of peer leaders to companies in other markets, to share issues and developments, are on the increase. Guest post from Linda Holbeche : The rulebooks of business are being rewritten.

9 Must Haves for Business Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Development opportunities must align with the company’s mission, goals and objectives, so use measurements, benchmarks and metrics to assure they are.

The Performance and Potential Matrix (9 Box Grid) – an Update

Great Leadership By Dan

Establish your “benchmarks”. After all have been heard from, if there is agreement, then you have a 1A benchmark, or poster child, for all others to compare against. Pick another name until you establish the benchmark.