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.