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Step to Accountability – Define Key Results

Posted by Douglas Wick on Mon, Aug 16, 2021

“The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is successful ones know the most unprofitable thing ever manufactured is an excuse.”

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Topics: business clarity, Clarity, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Propeller, Accelerate Change by Getting Accountability Right

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

Individual Dashboards

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Oct 9, 2017

My dad was a private pilot.  He owned his own airplane, a 1956 Cessna 172.  The dashboard for his plane wasn’t as elaborate at the one shown here.  He knew exactly what each meter meant and where it had to be to fly the airplane safely and get us where we wanted to go. 

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Topics: Business Dashboards, Create Business Dashboard and Scorecard, Build Business Dashboard, Individual Dashboard, OKR - Objectives and Key Results, Happiness is a Direction

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