Entries by Tiffany Chepul

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Executive Meeting Agenda: Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Weekly Leadership Team Meeting

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, May 28, 2021 @ 04:50 PM

Executive Weekly Meeting Team Size

For the most effective weekly team meeting, your weekly leadership meeting team should consist of..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

Scaling Up Software for Larger, Complex Companies with Rhythm

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 @ 11:07 AM

So many Rhythm companies start off as what we consider “simple” companies. As they begin scaling up they are experiencing steady, if not..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Mergers & Acquisitions

Job Scorecard vs. Job Description: What's the Difference in 2021? (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Feb 28, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

Job Scorecards (or employee scorecards) have been a hot topic recently. Many companies are looking for a way to provide more constant..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

What Should You Start, Stop, and Keep Doing In The Next 90 Days? (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Feb 28, 2021 @ 07:10 AM
Every quarter, my team and I complete a Start-Stop-Keep exercise to get us thinking. It's a valuable process that forces me to think:..
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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

How to Create a Strategy to Grow

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Feb 1, 2021 @ 03:30 PM

Learn how to create a strategy to grow (44 minute webinar)

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Topics: Webinars

The 10 Best HR Employee Engagement Metrics and KPIs [Updated for 2021]

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 27, 2021 @ 09:00 AM

After recently reviewing thousand of Annual Plans and Quarterly Plans, I can say without a doubt that improving employee engagement..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Increase the Value of Your Weekly Team Meetings with Expert Coaching & Feedback

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jan 21, 2021 @ 11:03 AM

There is no way around it—the quality of your Weekly Team Meeting makes or breaks your Quarterly Plan. Most teams simply update each..

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Topics: Effective Meetings

Executive Meeting Agenda: Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Weekly Leadership Team Meeting

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Dec 31, 2020 @ 11:29 AM

Executive Weekly Meeting Team Size

For the most effective weekly team meeting, your weekly leadership meeting team should consist of..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

M&A KPIs: The Right Merger and Acquisition KPIs and Metrics to Prevent Failure

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are not for the faint of heart. Any CEO who has navigated those waters will tell you it is a tremendous..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Mergers & Acquisitions

Top 22 KPI Examples for Technology Companies (Updated for 2021)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Nov 30, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

It can be intimidating to sit down to a blank slate and begin working on your company’s first official KPI dashboard! Over the years,..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards

Implementation Process: Implementing New Processes and Procedures

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sat, Nov 28, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

What is process implementation and what does it mean to me?  As companies grow, the need to establish and effective implementation..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Team Huddle: How to Lead Successful Team Huddle Meetings [Updated for 2021]

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Nov 27, 2020 @ 09:03 PM

The foundation of a successful Daily Huddle Meeting, Team Huddle Meeting or Weekly Huddle Meeting is a great facilitator to keep the..

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Topics: Effective Meetings

Models for Successful Cross-Functional Planning

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Nov 23, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

One of the biggest challenges for companies is aligning their priorities across the entire organization. As a leader, you need the right..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

3 Rhythm Tips CEOs & Sales Leaders Use to Hit Their Numbers

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Nov 20, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

If you ask any salesperson what their #1 Priority is, they will say, “Make my numbers!”

Truer words were never spoken, eager salesperson!

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Topics: Increasing Sales

Creating Synergy Between Cross Functional Teams (Updated for 2021)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Nov 3, 2020 @ 06:55 AM

One of the most important components of the Rhythm Systems, the Think-Plan-Do methodology is to implement a planning rhythm that..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution, Effective Meetings

Strategic Software Features that Make CEOs' Jobs Easier

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Sep 2, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

As a CEO, you have specific challenges from a leadership perspective. You have to keep your team connected to your overall strategy,..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution

Plan Your Personal Quarter to Deliver Predictable Results

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Jul 31, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

We talk a lot about plans - annual plans, quarterly plans, team plans, project plans. But what’s your plan for the next 90 days? What..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

KPI Targets: Know the Difference Between Key Priorities, KPIs and Targets

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 @ 08:30 AM

The most common pitfall I see in companies who are new to Rhythm and the Rockefeller Habits is thinking that setting targets for their..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, KPIs & Dashboards

A Better Way to Implement Your Rockefeller Habits 2.0 One-Page Strategic Plan

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sat, Jul 4, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Planning Sessions are exciting - the possibilities are endless, the team is optimistic and ready to conquer the world! You spend..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

KPI Spreadsheets vs. KPI Dashboards: How You Know You’ve Outgrown Excel

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, May 31, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Since the release of Patrick Thean's book Rhythm, it has been so exciting to speak with people who are implementing Rhythm in all types..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution

Aligned Planning: Getting Aligned Cross-Functionally Throughout the Quarter

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, May 31, 2020 @ 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..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

Composite KPIs - Changing the Conversation at Weekly Meetings

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Apr 1, 2020 @ 05:00 PM

Many times, the Key Performance Indicators we review at the executive team level are actually the sum or average of several smaller..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Effective Meetings

How to Reduce Chaos at Work During A Crisis Using Rhythm Software

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

With information moving so quickly regarding global pandemic COVID-19, many companies are facing the daunting task of taking care of..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution

Goal Setting Steps: 5 Keys to Drive Better Results

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 @ 11:02 AM

Goal setting is both a skill and an art. Whether you are new to the goal-setting game, or a seasoned pro, there is always room for..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Using Red Yellow Green Performance Indicators Examples That Are SMART

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 @ 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..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards

Questions Every Good Weekly Meeting Facilitator Should Ask

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Virtual and Remote meetings are harder to facilitate because the physical and emotional cues can't be read. Video helps, but only to a..

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Topics: Effective Meetings

How to Align Employees with Company Goals

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Feb 12, 2020 @ 11:03 AM

As the dust settles on the Annual Planning season, many mid market CEOs now face the challenge of how to achieve and maintain alignment..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Cascading: Sales KPI Examples For Successful Sales Teams

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Feb 3, 2020 @ 03:38 PM

One of my favorite teams to coach through the Rhythm Cascade process is the Sales team.  Having been part of a large sales organization..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, KPIs & Dashboards

Ditch the Spreadsheet: Using Systems to Scale as Your Company Grows

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jan 23, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Remember when you could fit your entire company into a conference room? Those were the days. Things were simple and most things could be..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Using Week In Sync Notes to Solve Problems and Drive Alignment

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 01:50 PM

Our recommended Weekly Meeting Agenda involves talking about three things:   1. your company  2. yourself  3. your clients/employees. ..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

Execution Leadership: 7 Steps to Execute Your Strategy

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 22, 2020 @ 11:42 AM

Recently, I worked with a client who was a whiz at quarterly planning, but was falling short on execution.  The team was capable, the..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

STATE My Path: Navigating Crucial Conversations

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Jan 20, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

When strong emotions, high stakes and opposing opinions collide, it can be explosive and, potentially damaging to results or a..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Don't Let Your Annual Planning Fail: Create a 4-Quarter Flyover

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

Are you setting your team up to fail to deliver your Annual Initiatives? There’s only one way to know: create a 4-Quarter Flyover Plan. 

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Rockefeller Habit Checklist: Establishing a Communication Rhythm

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 05:28 PM

This month we have all been reflecting on the Rockefeller Habits Checklist.  One of the most important elements is establishing a..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

Core Values Implementation Plan: 8 Ways To Manage Using Your Core Values (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 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!  

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Accountable Leaders & Teams

How to Lead the Best KPI Discussion Ever in Your Weekly Team Meeting

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 15, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

The struggle is real. We’ve all been in meetings about our metrics that produce seemingly endless discussion about the numbers, with no..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Effective Meetings

 Who Is Your Core Customer? [Video]

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Jan 10, 2020 @ 06:02 AM

Knowing your Core Customer can help you sell, construct your Brand Promise, build a new business model and support many other areas of..

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Topics: Increasing Sales, Strategies for Growth

What is Brand Promise and How Do I Know if Mine Needs Work?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Jan 3, 2020 @ 07:15 AM

This quarter, I've been focused on helping my clients document their Path of Progress for the next four quarters.  What parts of our ..

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Topics: Increasing Sales, Strategies for Growth

5 Questions Leaders Should Ask When A Project Fails

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 @ 11:57 AM

It’s happened to all of us. We start a new project or set a new goal with the best intentions. Everyone’s excited to get started..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Making Rhythm Part of Your Culture:  Three Certification Success Stories

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Nov 1, 2019 @ 11:30 AM

At the recent Breakthrough Conference, I had the honor of recognizing three companies for their amazing successes using the Rhythm..

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Staying Connected to Your Annual Plan All Year

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 @ 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..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

7 Tips for CEOs for Drama-Free Planning & Strategy Sessions

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Sep 27, 2019 @ 11:37 AM

Strategy & Annual Planning Sessions tend  to drum up lots of emotions. For some, planning is exciting and fun, while others approach it..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

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

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 @ 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..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution

How to Use Execution as a Key Differentiator in a Changing Market [Video]

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Craft breweries are one of the fastest growing industries in our region. They are popping up all over the country and the regulatory..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

How to "Be Proactive" with the Hidden Resource Finder

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Sep 5, 2019 @ 09:00 AM

Stephen R. Covey's #1 Habit of Effective People is Be Proactive. Sounds easy, right? As a mom, I can pull anything out of my purse at a..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Create 3 Year Strategic Plans with Revenue Growth

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Aug 30, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

Recently, Patrick Thean led our team through a Winning Moves education session.  As usual, I walked away with a million new tools in my..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Strategy Execution

Brand Promise: If You Don’t Know It, Your Customers Don’t Either

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Aug 26, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Recently, a new grocery store chain opened here. It shall remain nameless to protect the guilty and the innocent, as Patrick says.

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Topics: Increasing Sales, Strategies for Growth, Strategy Execution

Cascading Rhythm - What Should I Expect?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 @ 04:34 PM

In the last two years, many of my clients have taken the brave and ambitious step of cascading Rhythm deeper in their organizations. ..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

A Vulnerable Culture is an Accountable Culture

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jun 13, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Vulnerability is the secret to fixing your Company’s accountability issues. 

It’s a bold statement, but after watching Brené Brown: A..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Does Your Core Purpose Pass the Test?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, May 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM

As a Rhythm Coach, I’ve seen many Core Purposes come and go. Some would knock your socks off.   Others I’ve already forgotten. While on..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

How to Do a KPI Audit (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 @ 07:49 AM

Now that the dust has settled from Annual Planning, many of my clients are focused on auditing their list of KPIs.  So, how do you know..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards

How Managers Support the Executive Team

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Mar 4, 2019 @ 01:30 PM

Having been with Rhythm Systems since 2010, I have had the privilege of consulting with some teams for over 5 years. I love seeing teams..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Sharing Quarterly Plans Across Departments

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

There are many different characteristics and habits of High Performance Teams, but one that has a big impact on execution is sharing..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Getting Unstuck on Your BHAG

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Feb 21, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

Looking back on the Annual Planning season, it seems like I was surrounded by BHAG talk! Many of you started working on nailing down..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Characteristics of Well-Written Priorities

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Feb 1, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Every quarter we see thousands of Priorities recorded in Rhythm. Some priorities will be execution-ready and finish SuperGreen. Others..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Software Implementation: Myth vs. Reality

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Jan 22, 2019 @ 11:29 AM

Bringing Rhythm into your organization can be a big change. However, it’s the first step on an exciting journey that will help you and..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Annual & Quarterly Planning, KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

4 Questions to Test Your Brand Promise

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Jan 1, 2019 @ 09:20 AM

So you and your team have spent hours defining your Core Customer, talking about their needs and a working Brand Promise has finally..

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Topics: Increasing Sales, Strategies for Growth

Why Should We Discuss Client and Employee Feedback at Our Weekly Meetings?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Dec 24, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

Today, a client asked me to clarify the purpose of the Client/Employee Feedback item on the Weekly Meeting Agenda. It got me thinking..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

A CEO's Guide to Finding Hidden Disease in Your Organization

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

You go to your doctor every year for a physical, but you rarely do this for your business. As you prepare your team for Annual Planning,..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Accountable Leaders & Teams

F.R. Drake Featured in OEM Magazine [Client Spotlight]

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Hearty congratulations are in order for Rhythm client F.R. Drake!

F.R. Drake is a leader in the food equipment industry. They have..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Signature Consultants Featured in National Center for Middle Market Report [Client Spotlight]

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Hearty congratulations are in order for long-time Rhythm client Signature Consultants!

Not only have they experienced mind-blowing..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

Why Your Team Didn’t Get Expected Results [Video]

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, May 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." - Mike Tyson

I've never met a CEO who expected his or her team and their..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

Establishing the Weekly Meeting Habit at the Team Level

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, May 7, 2018 @ 06:04 AM

Successful Rhythm Cascade implementation hinges greatly on Team Leaders. Once the Company's Quarterly Plan is established, Team Leaders..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

Use an Objective Statement to Begin with the End in Mind

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Nov 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

With this quarterly planning season coming to a close, I've discussed hundreds of priorities in the last few weeks with clients - you..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

‘Tis the Season for Writing Effective Annual Initiatives

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

It’s that time of year again – just about everyone on a traditional calendar year is gearing up for Annual Planning! You and your team..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution

Learn the Secret to Breakthrough Growth

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on 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..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

New Rhythm User Certification Now Available

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on 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..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

This Habit Results in More Greens and Lightning-Fast Execution

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on 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..

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3 Situations When You Wish You Had Done Job Scorecards

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on 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..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Top 3 Things to Decide Before Cascading to Teams

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Implementing a new methodology for your team that requires people to be more focused, aligned and accountable doesn't always have..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

How to Integrate New People into a Weekly Adjustment Meeting

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

With so many Rhythm client companies growing like crazy, many of my clients have needed to integrate new hires into existing Weekly..

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Topics: Effective Meetings

How to Stress Test Your Quarterly Plan (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

So you've just completed your Quarterly Planning Session and are ready to execute.  Before you get started, how do you know you have..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

Top 10 Things To Do For Your Team in Q4 (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Fall is finally in the air - the season for celebrating the close of another year and preparing for a fresh new start in the year to..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

4 Habits of Highly Successful Rhythm Companies

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Patterns are an "easy button" for success. If you want to be good at something, look for the patterns from people who have already..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Use Rhythm Certification to Up Your Game

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jul 6, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

At the beginning of 2016, all Rhythm software users gained access to the Rhythm Certification Program as part of their subscription. To..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Using KPI Data to Predict Success & Prompt Action

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Those of you using the Rhythm tool to track and discuss your KPIs weekly have probably seen the Projected, Actual and Variance fields on..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards

Which KPI Dashboard Should We Use at Our Weekly Meeting?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Feb 21, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

As a Weekly Adjustment Meeting facilitator, you have several KPI dashboard views at your fingertips in Rhythm. Each dashboard serves a..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Strategy Execution, Effective Meetings

How Rhythm Can Help Build Enduring Core Values

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Feb 2, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

In Jim Collins' book Good to Great, he calls your core ideology "the extra dimension of enduring greatness."  He puts forth the idea..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

Breakthroughs Come In All Forms

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Jan 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Reflecting back on Rhythm Systems’ first Breakthrough Conference at the end of October, I can’t help myself from looking back and being..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

What Kind Of Team Are You?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Jan 17, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

As Rhythm teams embark on the journey of building a High Performance Team, a logical first step is to identify your starting point...

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

How to Build an "Execution Ready" Quarterly Plan

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

I'm excited to be leading a breakout session at our upcoming Breakthrough Conference. Admittedly, at first, I was a little nervous...

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

3 Ways to Shake Up Your Planning Session (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Having been with Rhythm since 2010, I have some teams that have done over 20 consecutive quarterly planning sessions. Can you imagine..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Annual & Quarterly Planning

Characteristics of an Effective Think Rhythm

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Aug 4, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

A Think Rhythm is the most efficient way to work through just about anything – developing a product, documenting a new process, working..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

Rhythm & The Self-Made Billionaire Effect

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

What makes billionaires different? Maybe you have it in you and you just don't know it.

Recently, I read John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen's ..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Managing Mergers & Acquisitions With Rhythm

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jul 8, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

In the last year, so many of our clients have been navigating the challenging waters of mergers and acquisitions. As part of your growth..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams, Mergers & Acquisitions

Is Your Execution Really Connected to Your Strategy? (Infographic)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Do you ever worry that your employees are just showing up to work day after day, building widgets, and not understanding or caring how..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Strategy Execution

Is Your Quarterly Plan Execution-Ready? (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Mar 22, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Each quarter, after our Rhythm Elite clients complete their Quarterly Planning Session, they review their plan with their Rhythm Coach..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Top 5 Traits of Successful Rhythm Companies

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Often as coaches, we are referred to as the "keepers of the patterns."  It's a unique vantage point, if you think of it.  On any given..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

What Do You Need to Stop Doing?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

In Good to Great, Jim Collins challenges each of us to have a "Stop Doing" List.  He reminds us that great companies make as much use of..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

How Well Are You Using Your BHAG? Red-Yellow-Green It!

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

At the end of every quarter, Rhythm Coaches provide their clients with a Rhythm Progress Report.  The tool prompts some thinking.  How..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

Is It Time for a New BHAG?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

It's Big. It's Hairy. It's Audacious. But, do you need a new one?

Your 10-25 year goal, or BHAG, might be in need of an update.  Here..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

Are You Creating an Experience?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

This year I’m slowing down.

Usually, I’m a whirlwind of activity around the holidays, checking things off my to-do list like a madwoman...

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Topics: Increasing Sales

The Value of Cascade Planning

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Looking back at the most recent quarter turnover from Q3 to Q4, I realize that I introduced 14 new cascade teams to the power of..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Open Door Leadership ACTION Tips from Bill Treasurer

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

At the Fortune Leadership Summit last May, Bill Treasurer shared thoughts on his book Leaders Open Doors. Bill had great stories.  He is..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Your 13-Week Race: One Week at a Time

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Aug 17, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Your 13-Week Race will be over before you know it! Follow these weekly steps to set your team up for their best chance at success:

Week..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

7 Steps to Ensure a Great Annual Planning Session

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Aug 8, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

It's hard to believe Annual Planning season is just around the corner again!  Many of our teams have already scheduled their dates and..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Improving Communication Across Teams

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

A recent pattern I have noticed in my coaching involves the challenge that sales and operations teams have in communicating. The Sales..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

2 Most Common Questions about Quarterly Planning

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

In working with clients recently to prepare for quarterly planning, I noticed a pattern of two questions I am frequently asked. 

..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, KPIs & Dashboards

Incorporate Department Level Planning Into Your One-Page Plan

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Those of you who are familiar with and use the One Page Strategic Plan know that Columns 5 and 6 are for your Company’s Quarterly Plan..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Annual & Quarterly Planning

Keeping Your Team Connected to Your Annual Plan Throughout the Year

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Your Annual Plan is complete!  The Main Thing for the year is clear and speaks to the head and heart.  Everyone knows the Annual Key..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

Does Your Team Trust You?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

At the last Fortune Growth Summit in Las Vegas, Stephen M.R. Covey presented on his book The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes..

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Topics: Accountable Leaders & Teams

Apple Team Rises to the Occasion

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, Dec 22, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

“We believe in the simple, not the complex.”  Tim Cook, CEO, Apple

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Topics: Increasing Sales

Have Solid Strategy and Execution, But Still Not Seeing Results?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Recently at the Fortune Growth Summit, Stephen M.R. Covey shared his book Speed of Trust.  His statement that a High Trust environment..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

How to Eat an Elephant - A Survival Guide for Crucial Conversations

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

With Q4 just around the corner, many teams are getting ready for their quarterly planning sessions.  During your session, inevitably,..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Annual & Quarterly Planning

Coming Back from the Dreaded Yellow Status

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 07:00 AM
Here we are at the halfway mark for Q3 - it's hard to believe!  I'm just finishing up the mid-quarter analysis on my clients' Rhythm..
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Topics: Effective Meetings

How to Close a Deal like Warren Buffet

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Aug 9, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

I recently watched Tom Searcy present on his book How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffet: Lessons from the World's Greatest Dealmaker...

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Why Your Company Priorities Should Have a Verb

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 @ 07:10 AM

With most of my clients feverishly planning for Q3, the subject of what makes a good Company Priority is hot right now.  Here are a few..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Effective Meetings

Simple Do's and Don'ts for Implementing Rockefeller Habits

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 06:31 PM

I've worked with countless teams, who come to us in various stages of implementing the Rockefeller Habits.  Regardless of whether you..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Effective Meetings

Successful Meeting with MySelf

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 07:09 AM

In order to set yourself and your team up for a successful Weekly Adjustment Meeting, proper prep time is a must.  We suggest a 20-30..

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Topics: KPIs & Dashboards, Effective Meetings

Taking Rhythm to the Next Level: Preparing your Team to Cascade

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 @ 09:28 AM

Taking the Rhythm methodology to the next level of management is a great way to achieve alignment throughout the organization and..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Communicating Your Annual Plan to the Rest of the Company

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 04:49 PM

At this time of year, companies are investing massive amounts of resources in an effective Annual Planning Session.  Executive teams are..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Rhythm Cascade: 5 Ways to Drive Alignment in Your Company

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 07:41 PM
  1. Proper Quarterly Planning Rhythms.  In order to achieve organizational alignment, there needs to be an established planning Rhythm that..
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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

Setting Your Sales Team Up For Success

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Nov 7, 2012 @ 01:12 AM

Recently, I have been working with many Rhythm clients who are cascading to their sales teams.  The first question I get is this: "We..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Annual & Quarterly Planning

Annual Planning: The Power of a Great Annual Planning Facilitator

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 @ 09:09 PM

Annual Planning is one of the most important things you and your executive team will do this Fall.  It sets the stage for the next..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, Accountable Leaders & Teams

7 Questions to Test your Core Purpose

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 @ 09:23 AM

You and your team have been hard at work identifying your Core Purpose - your company's reason for being- the "why" behind what you..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

10 Things to Do Now from Jim Collins (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 06:57 AM

Blog by Tiffany Chepul, Rhythm System Rhythm Coach

One of my favorite speakers from the recent FORTUNE Leadership Summit was Jim..

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Topics: Strategy Execution

Don't Let the Summer Slump Derail Your BHAG

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 06:46 AM

Wouldn't it be great to walk in the office on the first day of summer and tell your entire team to take the next 3 months off?  While..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Annual & Quarterly Planning, Strategy Execution

When Your Quarterly Planning Doesn't Follow the Plan

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

It’s Week 7 and your star Sales Director just quit, your biggest customer is asking for a discount (or else) and your General Counsel..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning

Staying Connected to Strategy Through Turnover

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 01:35 PM

When anyone on the executive team leaves, transition can be tough.  No matter the circumstances, the rest of the team can feel unsettled..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth, Accountable Leaders & Teams

Keep Your Red-Yellow-Greens Short & Sweet

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Tue, Apr 3, 2012 @ 09:11 PM

Setting SMART Red-Yellow-Green success criteria is challenging enough, but now you want me to fit it into 30 characters or less? ..

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Topics: Annual & Quarterly Planning, KPIs & Dashboards

Is Your BHAG Drowning In A Red Ocean?

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Wed, Mar 21, 2012 @ 06:31 AM

When working on your Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG), understanding your market space is key.  Are you drowning in a Red Ocean or..

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Topics: Strategies for Growth

4 Steps To Keep Your Daily Huddle Meetings From Becoming A Daily Chore (Video)

Posted by Tiffany Chepul on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 @ 06:31 AM

 

Daily Huddles are a valuable addition to your Meeting Rhythm.  Investing 15 minutes a day to share victories, priorities and stucks..

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Topics: Strategy Execution, Effective Meetings

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