Objectives + Key Results (OKR) Leadership: How to apply Silicon Valley’s secret sauce to your career, team or organization
Publisher: Action Learning Associates, LLC
ISBN 10: 0975884166
ISBN 13: 978-0975884164
Leaders practice leadership, just as physicians practice medicine and attorneys practice law. Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are the secret sauce that drives the largest migration of financial assets and technological innovation ever recorded in human history to Silicon Valley, California, USA, since the 1970s. OKR Leadership -- the process for managers and leaders to practice what matters – is the secret sauce that drives transformational leadership, employee engagement and the next generation of management consulting. Join the OKR Leadership movement. See details at www.Action-Learning.com or www.OKRLeadership.com. This practical and valuable book will help you practice OKR Leadership in your career, team or organization immediately.
"Doug's leadership training of the OKR process has been received positively by my sales team due to the coaching being simple, engaging and very effective."
Terry Fortner, VP Sales and Marketing, North America LKQ Corporation.
"Doug Gray makes the complex understandable. More important, he makes it doable."
Craig E. Aronoff, Ph.D., author, Chairman and co-founder, The Family Business Consulting Group, Inc.
"John Doerr's book "Measure What Matters" describes how OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) transformed Silicon Valley. With this new book, Doug builds on the OKR approach with practical and valuable guidance for individuals, teams and organizations. If you plan on implementing OKRs for your organization, you need this book."
John Mattox, PhD, author, Head of Talent Research, Metrics that Matter, Explorance
"Doug Gray provides readers with a 'moment of truth' concerning how we can transform lofty objectives into down-to-earth results."
James Dillon, co-Founder, Emerging Step
"Introducing the OKR framework has not only allowed us to align our company goals throughout the organization, but it has also provided an easy mechanism to give visibility into how we drive operational accountability. That visibility now exists for both our employees and supervisors. OKR Leadership has encouraged broader and more in-depth conversations about the right key results to drive individual or team objectives."
Justin Jude, Acting President, LKQ Corp, North America
"Doug's new book challenges me to be a leader and to practice leadership. This book provides a practical framework that will make you a more successful leader."
David Cardwell, SVP, IT Operations, F100 company
"Finally, a much needed leadership focus on the importance of clear objectives and specific, measurable results. This book will be useful not just for the present but throughout a practitioner's career."
Dave Vance, PhD, author, Executive Director, Center for Talent Reporting
"In his new and exciting book, OKR Leadership, Doug Gray shares how his proven techniques can help you move the needle to achieve the business outcomes you've been striving for. If you're ready for a transformation, then OKR Leadership is a must read!"
Sheri Bankston, VP, Alliance Safety Council
"History is littered with the graves of organizations who had the right strategy but were unable to execute. Lack of execution is a very real threat to every organization's survival. This is a very practical look at the OKR system to accomplishing results. Written incredibly clearly, Doug Gray has brought OKR Leadership to life in a way that would benefit any organization."
Brian Underhill, Ph.D., author, Founder and CEO, CoachSource
From the Author
I wrote this book in response to clients who asked, "What really works?" Examples range from Fortune 500 global organizations, to sales teams in retail, to individuals in career transition. This is the first and only book that applies OKRs at all levels of leadership: organizations, teams and individuals. We all need a little coaching expertise at times. Thanks for joining the OKR Leadership movement.
About the Author
Doug Gray, PhD, PCC has always focused on outcome-based leader development. He has worked with over 10,000 leaders in multiple business sectors, schools and colleges, families and non-profits. Since 1997, as CEO of Action Learning Associates, www.action-learning.com, his consultancy guarantees results using the globally validated AD-FIT protocol in workshops, assessments and executive coaching. Doug speaks and trains leaders throughout North America. This is his third book, written because his clients asked, "What really works?"