Using the OKR Method to Achieve Your Goals

OKR Method Goals

 

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you know we talk a lot about goal setting around here. Setting goals that are met using new, healthy habits is the only way to truly grow.

In John Doerr’s Ted Talk “Why the secret to success is setting the right goals,” John discusses the secret to success: Objectives and Key Results, or OKR. This goal setting method was created by businessman, author, and engineer Andy Grove. While John Doerr was studying under Andy Grove, he told John “it does not matter what you know, execution is what matters most.” If you don’t go about achieving your goals in the right way, things may not turn how how you envisioned. Growth doesn’t just happen because you declared a few goals.

Andy’s OKR system was created to correct the wrongs that have previously plagued goal setters around the world. It’s a way to help goal setters aren’t just shooting in the dark, but are actively thinking about the method to and execution of their intentional goals. Let’s walk through it… (more…)

How to Avoid Burning Out and Take Care of Yourself

 Burning Out

 

The term “self care” can have a somewhat weird connotation in today’s society. But the premise of it is still important. It’s easy to get wrapped up in work and and forget to take time for yourself. However, being overworked doesn’t make for an efficient and clear-minded leader. According to Nabil El-Ghoroury, “a stressed out CEO is not going to be an efficient CEO.” Not taking time for your mental wellbeing amongst the stress of everyday life will only result in burning out and possibly shutting down. (more…)

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.

General Colin Powell

The Importance of Leadership Networking

Leadership Networking

 

When you hear the word “networking” you probably think about awkward networking events that everyone tries to avoid if they can. These networking connections typically lead to a new job, or further exposure for a current business. Although it may not seem necessary to continue networking once you have the the job and the life you want, it’s simply not true.
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