Radical Focus is HERE

You Executioner’s Tale fans, OKR proponents and people trying so hard every day to make great things happen… it has arrived!!!!!! Get it now Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results

Getting Started with OKRs

Just like new technologies,  methodologies can suffer from the hype cycle.  OKRs are no exception; I’ve met a number of people deeply disillusioned with OKRs and unwilling to give them a second chance. But just like Lean or Agile, just because a…

A Library of Visual Thinking

Over the last two years, I’ve deeply committed to working visually. I’ve sketchnoted talks, used visual stories to innovate, and taught a few hundred people to do the same. Over and over I have found this approach improves both quality,…

The Timing of OKRs

If you have looked over my radical focus OKR approach and are ready to put into place OKR’s, you’ll want to plan out the timing for implementation. Assuming you’ve done a training (or done your research), and everyone understands and is…

A Meeting to Set OKRs

Setting OKRs is hard. It involves taking a hard look at your company, and it involves having a ton of difficult conversations about making choices about where the company should go. Here’s how I run an OKR setting meeting with…

The Mechanics of Magic

Filmed this time last year, at UXLX. Be sure to watch the other great talks, esp one of my favorites, History of the Button.

Performance Reviews & OKRs

One of the most common questions I get about OKRs is “How can I use these for performance reviews?” or if the person has done their homework, “Why can’t I use these for performance reviews?” Why can’t you? One word….

The Shape of Story

“Perhaps because polish is so visible, many people erroneously believe it to be the most important part of writing. But polish is merely the plaster on the walls of structure. The proof is in the window of the bookstore down…