Leading With SPI
Driving Productivity and Profit with Strategic Performance Improvement
LEADING WITH SPI unravels the mystery and hype
behind cloud computing and reveals its true power and beauty.
SPI is about strategic execution and performance improvement that
is less about measurement for control and more about using KPI for
innovative value-driven progress. It is a fresh insight that makes
strategy more actionable, more accountable and more of a visionary
guiding star that inspires and empowers the whole organization towards
sustainable gains in performance.
Merging the disciplines of strategic execution, corporate performance
management, and performance measurement into a single SPM model,
SPI extends beyond the boundaries of people, process and technology
into the realm of insightful innovation that energizes a business
from the ground up and top down. SPI involves everyone in the business
and acts as a powerful tool to help unshackle an organization from
hierarchical performance constraints, political silos, poor decision
making, stress related performance degradation and the many other
corporate illnesses that prevent an organization from delivering
Honest Practical Advice
LEADING WITH SPI is not shy at illuminating the
good and the bad of preceding methodologies and draws readily from
each to weave in the essence, without the complexity. SPI is about
simplicity of action that suits organizations of any type and any
size. It takes performance management to a higher level, by simplifying,
clarifying and helping the reader focus on what’s important
to do right now.
The SPM model is built on a foundation of sound decision making
at key decision points along critical value chains, connecting strategy
to daily activity in a robust, meaningful way to drive value creation.
It drives more focus and clarity than any other management methodology
SPI makes no excuses for past bad decisions –
the blame game is not played in this book. SPI is about positive
learning and failing fast. It’s about stress testing your
strategies and being pre-prepared to tackle any situation the market.
SPI makes everyone a leader, and everyone accountable. It stops
inappropriate short term reactions to errant information and instead
provides a basis for long term sustainable profitability based on
a more robust, integrity-driven performance measurement system.
It incorporates leading methodology and BI technology in a way that
simplifies the use of BI tools and delivers horrifying accounts
as to why many dashboards today are not only delivering low levels
of insight, but often lead to wrong decisions. In a refreshing change
from many management books, it doesn’t stop there –
it tells you how to avoid following the pack into disillusionment
and how to ensure your dashboards deliver to the promise.
Don’t be surprised if this book makes you feel ignorant of
what should have been obvious. Embrace that learning and rather
than seeing the book as a single read – see SPI as a desktop
guide to a new, more innovative, more profitable and more enjoyable
Overcome Limits of Outdated Performance Management Systems
SPI overcomes the dysfunctional impact of traditional
PM systems, overcoming manipulation for personal agenda, negative
controlling or blaming cultures, and fear of recrimination without
loss of accountability. SPI doesn’t stop at the easy tangible
measures; it helps the reader define creative ways to measure the
intangibles - a key challenge for all organisations. It will not
only significantly reduce these dysfunctions, but also promote alignment
with business strategy, maximize cross-enterprise integration, and
foster collaboration to drive more value throughout the organization,
independent of organizational structures or titles.
SPI focuses less on calculations and analysis
and more on robust, logically driven decision making at the right
times. It reaches beyond using absolutes, only suited to stable
environments, and provides a methodology that is highly usable in
today’s volatile environment. The SPM model introduces a stability
and risk tolerance capability lacking in many businesses today,
but importantly, does it in a way that further empowers rather than
constrains business adaptability, and flexibility. A true competitive
This book doesn’t just spout the ‘what’ and ‘whys’
of many management texts. It takes the reader right through the
‘hows’, deep diving right down to action lists and workshop
profiles to guide the organization through the selection of CSFs,
KPIs and PIs.
SPI Leads You Step By Step
LEADING WITH SPI will show you:
- Why traditional PM systems do not work
- Why many new dashboards fail to deliver their full value
- How to move beyond the initial measurement design, to a more
powerful future facing performance model
- How to get buy-in from your whole business into SPI
- How to use mapping tools to connect processes, KPI and value
to strategic objectives in a meaningful and measurable way.
- The seven principles of SPI woven into the 12 step process to
implementing a practicable, meaningful KPI based measurement system.
- Step by step how to implement SPI - not a one-time project,
but an ongoing capability that bridges the strategy-operations
gap to drive continuous change and incremental improvement across
all parts of the business, every day.
- Why SPI becomes a way of being, a way of working, and a way
of communicating across all functional, hierarchical, generational,
social and cultural barriers.
- How SPI drives important concepts that both improve the quality
of decisions as well as the speed of decision making in any scenario.
LEADING WITH SPI doesn’t waste words taking
you backwards. Instead, it utilizes the principles of SPI to provide
clarity and focus on how to move forward. The information is highly
actionable, and is organized in a logical way with case studies
to provide context to the instructive material. SPI is highly relevant
to today’s world.
Real Consulting Advice That Delivers Results
SPI drives positive behaviour that delivers positive outcomes
on a consistent basis – no matter what!
As with all her books, Gail delivers hard hitting, no nonsense
actionable insight that has transformational impact. You don’t
need to search for the big truths in this book – they hit
you in the face. This book is a real wake up call for business owners,
leaders and managers in all industries, and could be the make it
or break it management guide to who survives the next few years
as we attempt to pull ourselves out of the recession. It’s
clear Gail really understands how businesses need to function to
be successful today. Her 25 years of SPI consulting shines through
in practical advice that can be implemented today.
LEADING WITH SPI is part of the TLO Management
Insight Series supporting The
Author: Gail La Grouw | Publisher: Electrosmart
| Pages: 252
Instant Downloadable Ebook Version: $USD 37.00
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