OKRs Blog

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...

Keep it Simple One of the biggest benefits of OKRs is that the framework is terminology light. Just three easy to understand words: Objectives and Key Results. This simple vocabulary allows people, even those brand new to the process, to quickly grasp the principles and begin...

Excess Access 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...

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...

Take it To the Limit 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...