StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 21 – Identify the Hidden Drivers, part 2 of 3

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve better results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 21 – Identify the Hidden Drivers, part 2 of 3 elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 3 – Identify the Hidden Drivers and Strategic Analysis Best Practice 3 – Identify the Hidden Drivers (Continued). This discussion explores examples of undocumented hidden drivers and their frequent relationship to an organization’s culture and history as well as the personal ambitions of its employees.

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 20 – Identify the Hidden Drivers, part 1 of 3

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve better results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 20 – Identify the Hidden Drivers, part 1 of 3 elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 3 – Identify the Hidden Drivers and Strategic Analysis Best Practice 3 – Identify the Hidden Drivers (Continued). This discussion:

  • identifies what hidden performance drivers are
  • examines the often unintended impact of hidden drivers on an organization
  • explores examples of documented hidden drivers

StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 19 – Validate the Extremes

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve better results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 19 – Validate the Extremes elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 8 – Validate the Extremes. This discussion:

  • examines why and under what circumstances models generate less than accurate results
  • provides an example illustrating the kind of model output which could lead decision-makers to take inappropriate action
  • recommends questions analysts should ask to prevent being misled by erroneous model output

Strategic Analysis Best Practice 8 – Validate the Extremes

Performance studies of today’s intricate, technology-driven organizations and the fast paced business environments in which they operate yield unprecedented amounts of data. Analysts often employ complex algorithms and visual models to synthesize and process this data into meaningful information organization leaders use to formulate their company’s direction.


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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 18 – Diverse Models

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve better results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 18 – Diverse Models elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 7 – Diverse Models. This discussion:

  • identifies why a diverse set of models should be employed during performance of a strategic analysis
  • describes the steps used to select the appropriate models for an evaluation
  • explores the risks of using models and what to do if a situation arises where an appropriate model is not available to support the evaluation