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24 Critical Questions for 2024!

24 critical (and brief) questions for 2024!

[ Strategy / Execution / People ] Scorecard

Give yourself 1 point for each of the following...

🟢  Tell me about YOUR STRATEGY... 

1.  It has an O͟b͟j͟e͟c͟t͟i͟v͟e͟?

 There's a specific, measurable goal to achieve?

2. It's F͟o͟c͟u͟s͟e͟d͟? 

 A guiding policy dictates a critical few initiatives?

3. It's C͟l͟e͟a͟r͟? 

 Anyone in the org can repeat it like their address?

4. It's C͟o͟m͟p͟e͟l͟l͟i͟n͟g͟? 

 The org is excited and energized by it?

5.  It's C͟r͟e͟d͟i͟b͟l͟e͟? 

 Stakeholders feel it's grounded in research/truth?

6. It Mitigates R͟i͟s͟k͟? 

 Threats are acknowledged & well accounted for?

7. It's C͟o͟h͟e͟s͟i͟v͟e͟?

 Initiatives connect, creating compounding value?

8. It's R͟e͟s͟o͟u͟r͟c͟e͟d͟?

 You know exactly WHO is doing what (and by when)?


🟢 Tell me about YOUR EXECUTION...

9. You have an Operational S͟c͟o͟r͟e͟c͟a͟r͟d͟? 

 KPIs across all areas of the business?

10. Execution is regularly S͟c͟r͟u͟t͟i͟n͟i͟z͟e͟d͟?

 Monthly discussion of where things went wrong?

 Countermeasures are required for missed metrics?

11. It's A͟c͟c͟o͟u͟n͟t͟a͟b͟l͟e͟?

 Leading indicators of lagging outcomes are measured?

12. You measure A͟c͟t͟i͟o͟n͟s͟?

13. Execution is T͟e͟c͟h͟-͟E͟n͟a͟b͟l͟e͟d͟? 

 Systems & tools primed? Automation & AI utilized?

14. Execution is O͟p͟t͟i͟m͟i͟z͟e͟d͟? 

Operational Excellence frameworks have been applied?

15. Execution is C͟r͟o͟s͟s͟-͟F͟u͟n͟c͟t͟i͟o͟n͟a͟l͟?

Functional teams mobilize well together toward wins?

16. P͟r͟o͟c͟e͟s͟s͟ is embraced?

Scalable, repeatable playbooks over wild-west wins?


🟢 Tell me about your PEOPLE...

17. They're screened for V͟a͟l͟u͟e͟s͟?

You only hire those with the character you need?

18. They're objectively E͟x͟c͟e͟l͟l͟e͟n͟t͟?

 Everyone is scored. Org average remains high?

19. They're E͟n͟e͟r͟g͟i͟z͟e͟d͟?

 A spirit of vigor carries them through challenge?


20. They C͟o͟m͟m͟i͟t͟?

 They say exactly what they will do and by when?


21. They have I͟n͟t͟e͟g͟r͟i͟t͟y͟?

 They do what they commit to doing?

 They don't rationalize misses; they accept & improve?

22. They have O͟w͟n͟e͟r͟s͟h͟i͟p͟?

23. They're C͟o͟n͟s͟t͟a͟n͟t͟l͟y͟ ͟I͟m͟p͟r͟o͟v͟i͟n͟g͟?

 𝘌𝘝𝘌𝘙𝘠𝘖𝘕𝘌 has a performance improvement plan?

24. They're H͟a͟p͟p͟y͟?

 You measure eNPS and scores are consistently high?


If these questions were a scorecard, 1 point for each.

Add 1 and then multiply by 4.

Where do you score?

Not as high as you want? 

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