Rhythm Blog | Tiffany Chepul

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Staying Connected to Your Annual Plan All Year

Tiffany Chepul Thu, Sep 7, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

It’s that time again – back-to-school, pumpkin everything, football, and Annual Planning season! You and your team are about to invest so much time, money, energy, and resources into determining the Annual Focus & Initiatives for the year ahead. After the session is when the real work begins, however. How do you stay connected to your plan throughout the year to make sure it finishes Green? It’s tough to not become distracted, especially if you are part of a fast-growing mid-market company. 

Here are a few tricks, from highly- successful Rhythm companies, for maintaining focus all year:

Learn the Secret to Breakthrough Growth

Tiffany Chepul Thu, Aug 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Are you wondering what Rhythm is all about? Have you watched the aggressive growth and flawless execution of other Rhythm companies from the sidelines and thought, “I’d love to do that, too!” Here’s your chance to get started!

Join me at the 2017 Breakthrough Conference to learn the secret to breakthrough growth and getting more initiatives done, successfully!

New Rhythm User Certification Now Available

Tiffany Chepul Tue, Jun 6, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

We are excited to announce the release of the new Rhythm User Certification, in support of the much-anticipated launch of the latest version of the Rhythm software tool!

There are so many exciting new ways to help organize your work and get more initiatives done successfully in Rhythm 4.0.

Getting & Keeping Teams Aligned Throughout the Quarter

Tiffany Chepul Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

The things I'm most excited about in the new version of Rhythm are the features for cross-functional teams and departments. Achieving team alignment during the planning process is key, and most teams get really good at it once they get the hang of it. Where I have seen teams really struggle is in maintaining that alignment once execution begins and they are in the thick of their 13 Week Race.

Below are some tips and new ways to support cross-functional team alignment and execution in both the Plan and Do Rhythms.

Using Red-Yellow-Green Success Criteria: Real World Examples That Are SMART

Tiffany Chepul Mon, May 8, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Each KPI and Priority should have clearly defined success criteria. What is success? What is failure? Discuss, debate and agree as a team.

This Habit Results in More Greens and Lightning-Fast Execution

Tiffany Chepul Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

I love sharing patterns. This one comes from our clients who have the fastest execution and the highest level of achieved Greens. When I tell you how simple it is, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing it.

KPIs: We Know WHAT to Measure…Now, HOW Do We Measure It?

Tiffany Chepul Thu, Apr 20, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Lately, I've been working with clients who are just getting started on their KPIs. They are deciding what to measure and who owns the results. They are also making sure they have a good mix of leading indicators and results indicators across all 4 categories (employees, customers, revenue, and processes). That's the easy part. The "how" to measure is where it gets tricky and where lots of teams get stuck. As they set out to figure out how they will measure these areas, there are a few principles that everyone has to agree to for consistency.

3 Situations When You Wish You Had Done Job Scorecards

Tiffany Chepul Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

The purpose of having Job Scorecards in place at your company is to help avoid costly pitfalls. Inevitably, when I speak with CEOs who are feeling the pain of a wrong hire or a missed number, they realize a simple Job Scorecard might have helped them avoid their situation altogether.

Here are three common scenarios where CEOs think, if only...

8 Ways To Manage Using Your Core Values (Video)

Tiffany Chepul Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 04:10 PM

Once your executive team has worked to discover, test and finalize your Company's Core Values, it's time to go out and live them!  

The 10 Best Employee Engagement KPIs (Video)

Tiffany Chepul Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

After recently reviewing hundreds of 2017 Annual and Q1 plans, I can say without a doubt that improving employee engagement seems to be top of mind for everyone this year. How on earth do you keep today's dynamic and diverse employees happy, engaged and productive? It's the million dollar question.

According to Gallup, companies with highly engaged workforces outperform their peers by 147%. Gallup also concluded that 87% of employees worldwide are not engaged. So, how do you know if your company is on the right side of those statistics?