Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results

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John Wiley and Sons, Jun 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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PRAISE FOR Balanced Scorecard Step-By-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results, Second Edition

"As a practitioner and thought leader, Paul Niven is superbly bridging the gulf between BSC theory and application through hands-on experiences and real-world case studies. The book provides a practical road map, step-by-step, to plan, execute, and sustain a winning scorecard campaign. Easy to read . . . tells a powerful story with lessons learned/best practices from global customer implementations. Must-read for anyone interested in BSC or grappling with how to create a strategically aligned organization."
—Vik Torpunuri, President and CEO, e2e Analytix

"In Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step, Second Edition, Paul Niven provides an intuitive and incredibly effective blueprint for transitioning strategic ambition to execution. Paul's pragmatic approach provides leaders with a tool for managing a company's journey from strategic ideas to world-class performance. The Balanced Scorecard is a masterful tool for guiding companies through transformation, and I speak from personal experience when I say Paul's blueprint works! It is the most effective guide I have seen. Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step will serve any leader well if their ambition is to efficiently engage their teams in achieving a set of strategic goals."
—Allan A. MacDonald, Vice President, Sales and Customer Solutions Bell Canada National Markets

"Paul Niven has done it again!!! With this book, he has further operationalized the enlightened Balanced Scorecard concept into a fully functional system that optimizes business execution and performance!"
—Barton Johnson, President, Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation, The Reverse Mortgage Specialist


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Performance Measurement and the Need for a Balanced Scorecard
Getting Started
Mission Values Vision and Strategy
Strategy Maps
Creating Performance Measures
Setting Targets and Prioritizing Initiatives
Cascading the Balanced Scorecard to Build Organizational Alignment
Using the Balanced Scorecard to Strategically Allocate Resources
Compensation and Corporate Governance
Reporting Balanced Scorecard Results
Maintaining the Balanced Scorecard
Concluding Thoughts on Balanced Scorecard Success

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PAUL R. NIVEN is a management consultant and noted speaker on the subjects of Performance Management and the Balanced Scorecard. As both a practitioner and consultant, he has developed successful Performance Management systems for organizations large and small around the globe. His clients include Fortune 500 companies, public sector agencies from all levels, and nonprofit organizations. He may be reached through his Web site at

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