Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results

Christina Wodtke recently published a great book called Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results. As expected, the author takes the reader through a fable of a young startup that is ambling along making progress in certain areas while struggling with alignment and focus. After a mentor introduces OKRs to the team, they are slowly infused into the organization and the company takes off.

Here’s how the author describes the system:

  1. Set inspiring and measurable goals.
  2. Make sure you and your team are always making progress toward that desired end state no matter how many other things are on your plate.
  3. Set a cadence that makes sure the group both remembers what they are trying to accomplish and holds each other accountable.

While it sounds simple in theory, in practice it takes a good deal of time and discipline. I’m a proponent of setting goals and using a system to help manage the goal process.

What else? What are some more thoughts on the book Radical Focus and the idea of goals based on OKRs?

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