OKRs Blog

I know what you’re thinking: “What the %#a*$ is interleaving?” I know! I’ll answer that in a second. First, let’s talk about how some organizations go about developing In my experience it’s not uncommon for groups to split the task into two components, often spread over...

OKRs have been proven to help overcome many vexing challenges that plague modern organizations. For example, they can: foster teamwork and collaboration, drive engagement through their mix of top-down and bottom-up development, and ensure your focus is fixed squarely on just the things that matter...

One of the most refreshing aspects of the OKRs movement is the fact that the framework doesn’t suffer from a stack of restrictive rules. Fortunately for all of us there is no detailed manifesto of specific practices that must be followed to the letter in...

Here's a podcast I just recorded with Corporate Governance expert Mark Nadler on Boards of Directors and strategy (and execution). Mark shares some incredible insights. Niven/Nadler Podcast...

I recently heard a TV executive say that between broadcast networks, cable, and streaming outlets there are over 400 scripted shows running in the U.S. right now. Over 400! How are we supposed to keep up with them? Every time I chat with friends a...

Execution is everything. In a recent study (Harvard Business Review, March 2015) it was the number one challenge cited by global CEOs, topping innovation, geopolitical instability, and top-line growth. Little wonder it keeps executives up at night when you consider that at least two-thirds of...

In a recent study highlighted in Harvard Business Review, strategy execution was cited as the number one challenge facing global CEOs, topping innovation, geopolitical instability, and top-line growth. Little wonder it keeps executives up at night when you consider that at least two-thirds (and by...

Fans of The Eagles – and really, how can you not be a fan of a group that has produced so many memorable songs on the way to selling a whopping 150 million albums over their 30 year span – will be interested in a...