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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
StrategyDriven Organizational Accountability Best Practice Article

Organizational Accountability Best Practice 1 – Fact-Based Management

StrategyDriven Organizational Accountability Best Practice ArticleTo say the accountable organization manages by fact may seem to suggest that a utopia exists, one in which all circumstances can be defined by ones and zeros. Within this utopian organization, executives and managers act to harvest the ones and discard the zeros.

While this is clearly not the case, managing by fact does imply that executives and managers leading accountable organizations strive to eliminate the subjectivity and raw opinion that is sometimes injected into the decision-making process; grounding decisions on a more tangible, objective foundation.


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Leadership Lessons from the United States Naval Academy – The Five Basic Responses

As a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, I learned several powerful leadership tools that convey confidence, competence, and responsiveness; ultimately enhancing my and the organization's effectiveness at getting things done. One of these tools is the midshipman's Five Basic Responses...
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StrategyDriven Strategic Analysis Best Practice Article

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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Business Performance Assessment Program Best Practice 3 – Avoid Using Absolutes

StrategyDriven Business Performance Assessment Best Practice ArticleEvaluators performing business performance assessments often find themselves awash in data suggesting their company’s performance significant lags that of competitors and top industry performers. Evidence suggesting the need to improve may be so plentiful that the self assessors come to believe immediate reforms must be made if to only ensure the continued viability of their organization.


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