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We have published over 700 YouTube videos, 500 hours of training videos, 1,000 blog posts and 250 podcasts.

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Latest posts

Friday
6
May
2022

Business ain’t what it used to be! For the first three or four hundred years, all a business had to do was make money.

Monday
2
May
2022

This video walks you through how the right conversations turn an OKR solution into a culture building machine!

Thursday
14
Apr
2022

A selection of actionable goals for private sector organizations in aid of impactful ESG OKRs

Tuesday
12
Apr
2022

In this article, we are primarily focused on the aspects of our new ways of working (web-meetings, WFH, etc.) related to the organization and personal performance

Sunday
10
Apr
2022

In this article we share what scientific research says about the root causes and underlying psychology of these symptoms

Friday
8
Apr
2022

The Seven Elements of Performance-Related "Work From Home Fatigue"

Saturday
2
Apr
2022

ESG, SDG, CSR… making OKR sense of the acronym-maze

Sunday
13
Mar
2022

Implementing OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is tough, as they are the convergence of corporate strategy, personal ego, and a healthy mix of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, so take it in small steps.

Friday
11
Mar
2022

The secret is out! Stretch goals may not be magic after all.

Tuesday
1
Mar
2022

Culture is one of the key drivers of organization success - yet it is considered a nebulous mix of ideas, actions, and events.

Monday
28
Feb
2022

You know that quarterly/ annual meeting you have with your boss to discuss your performance? It does not work! All I'll say on that is "garbage in, garbage out. But the good news is there is a far better alternative approach to use...

Sunday
20
Feb
2022

Clear roles and responsibilities are a critical success factor for any strategy. Without them, activities can quickly derail and stakeholders are left trying to pick up the pieces.

Sunday
13
Feb
2022

Until you use an OKR, you have no idea if it is the best OKR ever or the worst OKR ever.

Thursday
10
Feb
2022

The current realities and thinking, including OKRs (Objectives & Key Results, like at Google), the abundance of (big) data, the faster pace of business in 2021 than 1962

Wednesday
2
Feb
2022

OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) are all about measurement of performance and meeting objectives. They are a company’s best ally in the search for success. But if we set OKRs arbitrarily without specific Objectives and/or Key Results, we’d just end up with incomplete results and won’t be able to measure their impact on our organization.

Tuesday
25
Jan
2022

OKRs create a culture and mindset around the importance of performance and the web of interconnectedness between every department, team, and, eventually, person. Every successful OKR implementation will naturally seak the membership of every person.

Thursday
20
Jan
2022

Organizations are suffering from ever increasing employee dis-engagement, turnover, lost productivity and customer dis-satisfaction. Research indicates that this engagement issue is costing us over 100% of our base salary cost per year!

Wednesday
5
Jan
2022

This is a relatively new term - Definition: Employee experience encapsulates what people encounter, observe or feel over the course of their employee journey at an organization.

Monday
20
Dec
2021

How can we shape top-level OKRs with the business which contain sensitive financial information which could increase the risk of insider trading as we are a publicly listed company?

Sunday
12
Dec
2021

"You cannot get in shape by going to the gym for 9 hours. You get in shape by going to the gym for 20 minutes every day. Consistency beats intensity." Simon Sinek

Wednesday
1
Dec
2021

Management is not what it used to be - you are now dealing with more different things at a faster rate than at any time before. No wonder you feel stressed!

Wednesday
24
Nov
2021

Socializing OKRs is like a conversation - it takes time. It progresses in small steps that gradually build a deep understanding.

Saturday
20
Nov
2021

What if there could be a common dashboard for your business, just like how (after many years) we developed a common dashboard for cars?

Monday
1
Nov
2021

"surrogation" - confusing what's being measured (the 'O') with the metric being used ( the KRs).

Wednesday
27
Oct
2021

80% of the benefits that OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) generate come from the conversations that they trigger.

Friday
15
Oct
2021

Strategy is all about guiding the choices of the organization - and so prioritization seems to be a key component of the conversation, yet there have been a number of heated debates about the value of prioritizing Strategic Goals.

Friday
1
Oct
2021

Learn about the seven key requirements of the framework you can use to increase your productivity (or reduce your work effort.)

Saturday
25
Sep
2021

Performance conversations occur across the organization - it's time they looked at the same data.

Wednesday
15
Sep
2021

Building awesome OKRs will not drive business success without the right culture within your organization.

Thursday
9
Sep
2021

You cannot use a Key Result for both Navigation and Compensation at the same time.

Wednesday
25
Aug
2021

Employee performance metrics are fundamental to see how employees are executing their job. This is a quick overview of best-practices.

Sunday
15
Aug
2021

I contend that OKR's are the first "crowd-created methodology" and therefore there is no one source to say any one of these ideas is right or wrong.

Sunday
8
Aug
2021

Using PowerPoint in your Performance Meeting is like driving through the rear view mirror......but all you can see is outdated still photos!

Sunday
25
Jul
2021

More detail about the Sustainability Strategy Map

Thursday
15
Jul
2021

We now need to integrate this new best practice around measuring environmental and societal business impacts with the third "bottom-line"... business success. Best practices on measuring business success comes from the Balanced Scorecard body of knowledge. This article is the first step in that journey.

Wednesday
7
Jul
2021

A timeless question.... When we build a strategy and sustainability scorecard, should we start at the top (Mission/vision/strategy) build it down, or start at the bottom (what we are currently doing) and build it up?

Wednesday
30
Jun
2021

Agile needs to be more than how we manage a product-development cycle...it needs to be the management mentality of the organization.

Saturday
12
Jun
2021

Sustainability is different from the rest of our business in that there are well-defined goals that we need to achieve.

Tuesday
1
Jun
2021

Too many frameworks. Too many agendas. No real action-oriented measures. )-:

Sunday
30
May
2021

The Sustainability Scorecard is unique - it is easily built with established building blocks...and then its continued success is entirely in the hands of every employee!

Thursday
20
May
2021

We are doing a "soft launch" of our new Sustainability Scorecard.

Saturday
15
May
2021

Scorecards provide on-going monitoring of the organization's progress toward prioritized goals and target(s). We see the Sustainability Scorecard to be a monthly reports based on "hard" measures.

Wednesday
5
May
2021

Different stakeholders are looking for different information from your Sustainability Scorecard. Over the years we have developed six broad categories of need and therefore scorecards:

Tuesday
4
May
2021

There are basically four zones of influence an organization has on sustainability in the world.

Wednesday
28
Apr
2021

\The Sustainability Scorecard we integrate the goals from established sustainability frameworks, such as B-Corp, UN's SDGs (Sustainability Development Goals), GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), SASB, etc. with the organization's strategic goals to create a Sustainability Strategy Map and scorecard.

Sunday
25
Apr
2021

The GRI - Global Reporting Initiative - are a collection of standardized areas that provide some level of consistency and completeness in reporting performance in the areas of societal and environmental impacts.

Thursday
15
Apr
2021

We deserve clear visibility of our sustainability efforts through a powerful OKR solution.

Saturday
3
Apr
2021

Here's a simple case study / How-To video

Monday
15
Mar
2021

Many organizations come to us with confusion about where they should start their journey to sustainability…or worse yet, think that they must go into a long and protracted sustainability-planning cycle before getting underway with making a difference!

Tuesday
2
Mar
2021

In today's business environment, sustainability has never been more important.

Monday
1
Mar
2021

Sustainability OKRs make sustainability everybody's everyday job.

Wednesday
24
Feb
2021

The Sustainability Strategy Map and Scorecard allows you to restate the same measures in different frameworks...UN-SDG or GRI or <IR> or B-Corp... and for different stakeholders - regulators, employees, customers, suppliers and others.

Wednesday
3
Feb
2021

Five great rules for Hypergrowth companies to pay attention to...

Sunday
31
Jan
2021

If you are like most of the banks that we have worked with, you have everything you need to kill the annual performance review except one thing... the right mind-set!

Friday
15
Jan
2021

The biggest lesson for us is the "one size does not fit all". OKRs touch every aspect of an individual's work-life, and as such there are multiple attributes that can be built into your OKR solution..

Wednesday
30
Dec
2020

I've picked up five 'categories' of things that if you can do as a boss, you can level up as a leader.

Saturday
12
Dec
2020

You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes Well, you might find You get what you need

Saturday
28
Nov
2020

We need to level up our business operating system (BOS) to create a single system that is continuous from strategy development through to day-to-day execution.

Friday
20
Nov
2020

KR is that they are the results of the activities that are done within the organization towards the related Objective, so if the related activity is done by a team, the KR should be associated with the team, not any one individual. We call this a shared KR.

Saturday
11
Jul
2020

Key Results are just a few KPIs that have been 'elevated' to the level of appearing on leadership's dashboards.

Monday
17
Apr
2017

Reporting performance is getting tougher and tougher...as we learn more and more.

Thursday
26
Jan
2017

It is time to pull our support to employees out of our 1962 models of Job Descriptions, Annual Performance Review, etc.

Friday
30
Dec
2016

Scorecarding ain't what it used to be...

Thursday
29
Dec
2016