StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 9 – An Interview with Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems

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

Special Edition 9 – An Interview with Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems examines how properly conceived and implemented reward systems create organizational alignment and increase execution efficiency and effectiveness. During our discussion, Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems: Does Yours Measure Up? and Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • components of an effective reward system and how they help create organizational alignment
  • a three phase process for creating a reward system aligned with an organization’s strategic goals
  • how to introduce employees to a new or changing reward system
  • balancing performance, tenure, and attendance during reward determination
  • warning signs that an organization’s reward system is less than effective

Additional Information

Steve’s book, Reward Systems, can be purchased by clicking here.

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About the Author

Steve Kerr, author of Reward Systems, is Senior Advisor at Goldman Sachs, where as Chief Learning Officer he created Pine Street, the firm’s distinctive leadership development organization. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Steve was the Chief Learning Officer at General Electric, where he led and expanded that organization’s world renowned Crotonville learning center. He has also served on the business school faculties at Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Southern California. To read Steve’s full biography, click here.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 8 – An Interview with Steve Steinhilber, author of Strategic Alliances

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

Special Edition 8 – An Interview with Steve Steinhilber, author of Strategic Alliances examines how businesses effectively establish and maintain profitable strategic alliance relationships. During our discussion, Steve Steinhilber, author of Strategic Alliances: Three Ways to Make Them Work and Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Cisco, shares with us his insights regarding:

  • what strategic alliances are and the steps taken to form them
  • business drivers and key characteristics of successful alliances
  • unique traits strategic alliance relationship managers should possess
  • the composition and structure of a strategic alliance organization

Additional Information

Complimenting the tremendous insights Steve shares in Strategic Alliances and this special edition podcast are the additional resources accessible from the Cisco website including:

Steve’s book, Strategic Alliances, can be purchased by clicking here.

Special Note…

Please remember that profits from the sale of Strategic Alliances go to the Cisco Foundation; providing those less fortunate with improved access to basic human needs, education, and economic opportunities. To learn more about the Cisco Foundation, click here.

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About the Author

Steve Steinhilber, author of Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth, is Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Cisco, where he is responsible for developing new and managing ongoing strategic alliances with top global companies including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, and Nokia; a portfolio valued at more than $4.5 billion in annual revenue for Cisco alone. He is recognized by both business and academia for excellence in alliance leadership.

StrategyDriven Strategic Analysis Best Practice Article

Strategic Analysis Best Practice 9 – Comparing Organizational Goals to Resource Assignments

Want to know what the organization is focused on; what it values? Simply follow the money.

The purpose of every organization is to maximize value creation as defined by its mission goals. To do so, executives and managers must employ the organization’s resources such that they are focused on the activities most directly supporting achievement of the organization’s mission goals. One method of assessing the degree of goal focus is to evaluate the alignment between organizational goals and resource assignment.


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The following StrategyDriven recommended best practices are designed to help quantify an organization’s mission goals in terms of value and importance as well as creating consistency in the derivation of quantifiable goal values:

Learn How to Exit Your Business and Achieve Your Business and Financial Goals during a One Hour Webinar with John Leonetti

Many small and midsized business owners find the majority of their wealth and income is tied to their illiquid, privately-held business and that the business itself is highly dependent upon their individual efforts for its continued success. These owners built their successful businesses with a plan and now need a new plan to ensure they reap the benefits of their hard work. Whether launching a new business or preparing to transition away from an existing enterprise, business owners need an exit strategy plan to ensure they achieve their ultimate business and personal goals.

In December, we were privileged to host John Leonetti, author of Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth: A Strategic Guide for Owners and Their Advisors and Managing Director of Pinnacle Equity Solutions, in a two-part interview series on the StrategyDriven Podcast. During our interview, John shared his insights on what exit planning is, the five exit options, identification of the best exit option given the business owner’s personal and financial readiness and goals, and the impact of taxes on exit option selection.

And now John is offering a complimentary online webinar where participants will learn more about how to implement these strategies and will be an opportunity to ask specific questions on exit planning.

Webinar Details

This webinar is open to the public and complimentary.

Topic:
Exit Strategy Planning

Date:
Friday, January 23, 2009

Time:
2:00 pm Eastern / 1:00 pm Central / 12:00 pm Mountain / 11:00 am Pacific

Pre-Registration:
www.exitstrategytraining.com/webinar

Additional Resource

Find out more about Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth by listening to the two-part StrategyDriven Podcast interview series:

Additional Information

Complimenting the tremendous insights John shares in Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth and this special edition podcast are the additional resources accessible from his website (www.ExitingYourBusiness.com). John’s book, Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth, can be purchased by clicking here.


John Leonetti, author of Exiting Your Business, Protecting Your Wealth, is the owner of Pinnacle Equity Solutions, an exit strategies firm specializing in exit strategy design and execution services for advisors and their privately held business owner clients. He previously served as a Financial Advisor with Smith Barney and was an adjunct professor at Suffolk University where he taught Private Finance to MBA students as well as Certified Financial Planning courses to undergraduates. To read John’s full biography, click here.

Learn How to Achieve Enterprise Excellence at an Executive One-Day Seminar with Forrest Breyfogle

Competitive pressures are forcing executives to react faster to changing business conditions and customer requirements. Line managers and decision-makers need to have an efficient and effective system for day-to-day business operation with access to performance metrics that lead to the most appropriate activities.

In July 2008, we were privileged to host Forrest Breyfogle, Founder and CEO of Smarter Solutions and author of The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System series on the StrategyDriven Podcast. During our interview, Forrest shared his insights on using the Integrated Enterprise Excellence System (IEE) to improve business performance beyond that achievable through use of Lean Six Sigma or The Balanced Scorecard alone. IEE combines the best practices of earlier tools and methods, like Lean Six Sigma, with innovative analytical techniques to drive financial and operational success at the enterprise level and achieve the three Rs of business, everyone doing the Right things the Right way at the Right time.

And now Forrest is offering a one-day executive seminar where participants will learn how to implement The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System to:

  • increase productivity and eliminate daily firefighting and non-value add activities from business processes
  • sustain a consistent, high-performance team environment and culture
  • improve top- and bottom-line strategies and results in a fierce competitive and global market
  • improve the measurement criteria and report out of high-level business metrics
  • achieve and execute repeatable, strategic business plans

Seminar Details

This session is open to the public and complimentary for leading influencers and decision-makers. Please call (512) 918-0280 to determine if you qualify for this complimentary session.

Executive One-Day: Achieving Enterprise Excellence

Date:
January 23, 2009

Time:
8 am to 5 pm

Location:
Smarter Solutions, Inc.
11044 Research Blvd.
Suite B-400
Austin, Texas 78759

Contact:
(512) 918-0280

Pre-Registration:
http://www.smartersolutions.com/registrationform.htm

Additional Resource

Find out more about The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System by listening to StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 3 – An Interview with Forrest Breyfogle, author of Integrated Enterprise Excellence, Volume I – The Basics.

Additional Information

Forrest details how to implement The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System in his four book series which can be purchase by clicking on the following links:

Complimenting the outstanding insights contained within The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System series and our special edition StrategyDriven Podcast are the organizational performance improvement materials and resources found on his website, Smarter Solutions (www.SmarterSolutions.com).


Forrest W. Breyfogle III, author of The Integrated Enterprise Excellence System series, is CEO of Smarter Solutions, a global management coaching and consulting firm specializing in the design and application of innovative enterprise-wide performance measures and business solutions. For over 15 years, Forrest has advised company leaders and their teams on how to improve their organization’s performance through the use of his Integrated Enterprise Excellence System. In 2004, Forrest received the prestigious Crosby Medal from the American Society for Quality for his earlier book, Implementing Six Sigma. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence. To read Forrest’s full biography, click here.