Actionable Insights

Actionable Insights: Brent Dykes on Data Strategy

Nov 14, 2017 2:30:34 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in Actionable Insights


An actionable insight from Brent Dykes, Domo's director of data strategy. Dykes has an eye-opening article in Forbes on how an analytics strategy can "fuel or frustrate." I particularly liked this matter-of-fact approach to performance management - rather than trusting intuitions.

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CEO Dashboard & KPI Selection [7 Critical Questions]

Nov 10, 2017 5:13:11 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in CEO, KPI, Strategy, Dashboard


CEO Dashboards Fail. And Often. 

Probably too often. 

They fail because they don’t generate new, actionable insights. They fail because they are hard to use, ugly to look at, slow to load, and because the metrics are flat out wrong. But more troubling, they often fail because the CEO isn't strategically prepared to leverage one.

Here's the bottom line: dashboard KPIs are your leadership story quantified. For a CEO's KPIs to be effective, they need to be your organization's vital signs. They need to represent the shared understanding of "what matters" that you have already created within the culture of your business.

The following seven questions test how successful you have been in building, evangelizing, and creating alignment on your vision. Your answers to these questions will be strong leading indicators of whether your KPI and CEO dashboard will help drive your organization.

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Actionable Insights: Leonard D'Avolio on Health Care Analytics

Oct 27, 2017 6:06:16 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in Actionable Insights


An actionable insight from the inspiring Leonard D'Avolio of Cyft. In this must watch YouTube talk from Quality Talks 2017, D'Avolio shares his perspective on the challenges of our current health care system, its warped incentive structure, and his vision for the path forward. 

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