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Solve Big Problems, Test New Ideas in Just Five Days - Sprint!

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, and Braden Kowitz, sounds like an impossible task.

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Topics: strategy, Innovation Process, Innovation, Strategy - How, Measure What Matters, Sprint: Solve Big Problems & Test New Ideas

OKR’s – Establish a Cadence Of Accountability

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 28, 2019

“How did this come about?” I asked my lunch guest, a CEO who up until a year ago had been a customer.

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Topics: Accountability, Strategic Discipline, Cadence of Accountability, Meetings a Cadence of Accountability, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Measure What Matters

OKR’s Pairing Key Results – Counterbalance

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Objective and Key Results are performance tools to measure and focus your teams progress.

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Topics: Counter balance, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Measure What Matters, New Year, Pair Qaulity with Quantity in OKR's, Paired Key Results

FOCUS - Measure What Matters. OKR’s Start at the Top

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 14, 2019

The World’s best run companies, like Google, share a commonality – Execution Excellence.

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Topics: Strategic Discipline, positive reinforcement, Focus, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, CEO Leadership Focus, Measure What Matters

Does Your Business Measure What Matters?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Dec 10, 2018

“Ideas are easy. Execution is everything.” ~ John Doerr, Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

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Topics: measurement, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Measure What Matters, John Doerr, Achieve Execution Excellence

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