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What is Performance Management?

The Problem: 90% of well-formulated strategies fail due to poor execution, 70% of middle managers and more than 90% of front-line employees do not have compensation linked to strategy, and more than 50% of employees are currently open to exploring

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What is Process Optimization?

The Problem: 10% of process steps cause 90% of the issues, 66% of support function plans are not tied to an organization’s strategic plan, and rework and inefficiency is estimated to be as high as 30% of costs for many

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What is Organizational Alignment?

The Problem: 95% of employees do not understand their organization’s strategy, less than 30% of them are engaged, only 27% of employees have access to the plan, and most organizations do not even have a consistent way to describe their

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What is Strategy Measurement?

The Problem: 95% of organizations set priorities based on past performance rather than predictive leading indicators and 60% of organizations don’t even link their budgets to their strategy. The Impact: Organizations are tactical rather than strategic and are barely surviving. 

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What is Strategy Development?

The Problem:  Only 19% of strategic plans achieve their objectives, 85% of management spend less than one hour a month on strategic issues, and less than 25% of executives are motivated by the plans they create.   While there isn’t one

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What is Value Chain Differentiation?

The Problem: 20% of customers account for 250-300% of EBITDA (net profit) across industries, which means that you are probably breaking even or losing money on 80% of your customers when fully-load costs are considered. The Impact: Businesses spend a majority

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What are Competitive Drivers?

The Problem: 95% of organizations do not have a differentiated value position, 92% of organizations do not report on leading performance indicators, and 96% of senior executives rank improving the customer experience as “critical” or “very critical” to future success and

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Is Your Organization Great?

Do you realize that you are most likely running, or working for, an underperforming organization? Tough pill to swallow, but true. Very few organizations would be considered “Great”. The point-of-view and strategic framework in defining Great at Speculate are built around,

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We are so confident in our ability to deliver measurable results that we are offering a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for our work.  If we do not deliver the results that we say we will in our service agreement, we will

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