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Goal Setting & Team Management with OKR

Objectives and Key Results: Skills for Effective Office Leadership, Smart Business Focus, & Growth. How to Manage Projects, People & Employees. 2nd Edition
Narrated by: John Gleason
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Do you have trouble setting, or accomplishing your career goals?

Do you wish you knew how to manage your team better, and get them to commit to your bold vision?

The truth is...the majority of managers are simply not very good at goal-setting. (Because they were never taught how to do it properly.) Most corporate goals are never completed on time, and even your highly-educated employees are (usually) not working on essential tasks during the workday. This can be damaging to your career, and can destroy your productivity.

The solution lies in understanding that goals must be paired with well-defined metrics - in a framework specially designed to keep your team on track, and working (harmoniously) toward your corporate vision. The name of this framework is a new "goal-setting and management technique" called OKR (Objectives and Key Results.) In this audiobook, you'll quickly learn why so many Silicon Valley companies (like Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter) have enthusiastically adopted OKR with great success.

This book will teach you how to set goals, and lead a winning team with OKR!

We will bypass the typical management dribble and show you how to set ambitious goals, and build the perfect "dream team" - a crew of enthusiastic employees, ready to make your vision a reality!

You will learn:

  • How to use OKR, and immediately apply it to your own company goals and management style.
  • The one attribute of traditional goal-setting - that causes so many projects to fail.
  • The trick to project-management that enables your team to easily topple even the most difficult goals.
  • How to inspire your team to achieve their fullest potential, by using "stretch goals".
  • The essential psychological forces that turn good leaders into great leaders.
  • And how to harmonize the pursuits of upper-management, with the personal goals of each employee, so you can turn your workforce into a fine-tuned crew of relentless visionaries.

Even if you only manage a small business (with one or two employees), OKR still works. Indeed, even if you are a "digital nomad" (running your entire business from one laptop), OKR still works. As you become intimately familiar with OKR, you might find yourself wondering how you ever ran your business without it.

Ready to learn more?

Then get the audiobook today!

©2019 Thomas Pearson (P)2019 Thomas Pearson

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excellent resource

I run a small charity in Los Angeles. After reading some of the OKR stories, it is inspirational. We have changed the way we dispatch workers and track long-term goals based on OKR. It does make a difference.

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Good blueprint

If you're looking how to improve execution, and hold your staff accountable, its pretty essential to get stuff written down-so you can point at the memo when they DON’T get it done. For that alone, it’s a good task-tracking system.

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good one

Decent narration for an audiobook these days. OKR is taking off right now so I wanted to see why it was the new office strategy of the 21st century and this is a decent breakdown. Nothing too groundbreaking but good enough.

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stellar

wow and wow. IF you already used the SMART system of tracking work orders, then this is a step up from that. If anything, the book hits home the notion that you have to track your employees furiously. And get them to stay on target.

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instructional

Really easy to follow and easy to digest crash course in OKR. I wish there was more information on employee motivation, or how to get my team to see the goals like I do. That’s the hard part.

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required for managers

If you are a new manager like me, it’s a good read. Also the Doerr OKR book too, but that one has a lot of fluff and stories about very large companies that wouldn’t be relevant to smaller people trying to implement OKR immediately.

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good insight good topic

Definitely a path to a better task-driven organization. We ware looking to improve our goals in 2020, and we use a type of OKR in the office.

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be the boss

If you own a business, get it. Or rather, you have to have some way to get your employees on board with what you're trying to do. OKR is one of many methods that keep them in line.

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Quick and tight

I read the other OKR book by Doerr. Or at least I bought it. It's lenghty, and filled with stories that are kind of irrelevant--like how Bono uses OKR. Boring, But this book was to the point.

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manage with mastery

I run a division with just five people. And even managing that size is tough. Getting people to show up is the hard part personally. But there is some good advice here on task management.

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