Personal OKRs, Three Years Later

Personal OKRs, Three Years Later

Don’t know anything about OKRs? Read The Art of the OKR first, and/or Personal OKRs. Also, personal OKRs are for your personal life, individual OKRs are for performance tracking at work.  NOT the same thing! This is a personal essay about…

GUEST POST: A Map from Goals, Around Assumptions, Through Tasks, Towards Results

GUEST POST: A Map from Goals, Around Assumptions, Through Tasks, Towards Results

As I prepare for the fall semester, John has kindly agreed to a guest post, sharing some of his fascinating thinking on connecting tasks to goal. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do! – CW A Map…

One Objective to Rule them All

One Objective to Rule them All

@cwodtke Would you recommend that a company has only one top level objective? — Lukas Dryja (@nizm) August 31, 2016 @nizm yes. — Christina Wodtke (@cwodtke) August 31, 2016 Lukas asked me a series of smart and frequently asked questions….

Why Key Results Need to Be Results

Why Key Results Need to Be Results

If you know nothing about OKRs, please start here: Art of the OKR. Or buy my book, Radical Focus. I think it’s rather good.  .@cwodtke … I keep reading varying interpretations of "results" in OKR. Ranging from tasks/steps to measures of…

NEW: Report on OKRs from O'Reilly

NEW: Report on OKRs from O’Reilly

Introduction to OKRs is free on the O’Reilly site.  If you’ve read my book and blog, much will be familiar, but it’s a great way to introduce your colleagues to the core ideas. http://www.oreilly.com/business/free/introduction-to-okrs.csp “There’s no question that the goal-setting…

GUEST POST: OKR for Agile Teams

GUEST POST: OKR for Agile Teams

I’ve really excited to announce this guest post by Felipe Castro. One of the most common questions I get is, “how do Agile and OKRs fit together?” Felipe is an Agile coach AND an OKRs proponent, and thus the perfect…

Tracking and Evaluating OKRs

Tracking and Evaluating OKRs

Two weeks before the end of the quarter, it’s time to grade your OKRs, and plan for the next cycle. After all, you want to hit the ground running on day one of Q2, right? There are two common systems…

Why Use OKRs?

Why Use OKRs?

Ben Lamorte, coach at okrs.com, tells this story[i] “My mentor and advisor, Jeff Walker, the guy who introduced me to OKRs once asked me, “When you go on a hike, do you have a destination?” I paused since I was…

The Only Silver Bullet

The Only Silver Bullet

It’s a beautiful day on the baylands, and I’m walking along, looking at the tall golden grass and blossoming fennel, waiting for my kid to get out of school. I’m having a Clarity conversation with a CEO of a startup….

Radical Focus is HERE

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 How do you inspire…