#CEO Lie Detector: Putting your candor where your mouth is = #AlignedValue


New approaches to financial analysis measures executive evasion and candor to gauge a company’s outlook. Did you know… Audiogram software can assess tonal inflections, volume, and other vocal indicators to infer executive confidence or stress. Forensic Accountants and Fund Managers are using this technology right now to assess the credibility of CEO and CFO commentary during earnings calls. Executive judgement can play a bigger role in company valuations, profit and loss statements, and forecasts than data. According to Jason Voss, Content Director at the CFA Institute, “Data is an outcome, but people create the data.”  Mr. Voss helps train analysts and … Continue reading #CEO Lie Detector: Putting your candor where your mouth is = #AlignedValue

Successful Turnaround via Positive Cultural Change | Chief Executive magazine #CEO #AlignedValue


 3 Tactics for Creating a Successful Turnaround Through Positive Cultural Change Not many companies have had as much tumult lately as Sprint, which, in February, took a $1.9-billion quarterly write-off because of the reduced value of its trade name. The company’s stock price is down by more than 50%, from a high of $9.74 in June, 2014 to $4.28 on February 26, 2015, but the sale price has somewhat stabilized over the last 30 days. The highs and lows can be attributed to CEO Marcelo Claure, who, in little more than a half-year at the helm of the third largest … Continue reading Successful Turnaround via Positive Cultural Change | Chief Executive magazine #CEO #AlignedValue

5 Myths of Strategy Execution // Start thinking more broadly about #AlignedValue


Read the cover story from the March 2015 edition Harvard Business Review – and Take a fresh perspective on strategy execution.  All the “right things” your leadership team is doing by default, might be off-target. The Problem Leaders can read thousands of guides about developing a strategy – but very few about how to actually execute one.  Time and again, smart leadership teams are failing to realize their strategic objectives because execution breaks down.  Thankfully – simple, practical solutions are within reach. About the Research Nine years ago one of Donald Sull, a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, began a large-scale project to understand how … Continue reading 5 Myths of Strategy Execution // Start thinking more broadly about #AlignedValue