Book Notes: Radical Focus

Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results by Christina Wodtke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The book presents OKRs, the OKR part itself was fairly standard but the interesting twist was the presentation of a 2 by 2 grid along with two meetings.

Top priorities this week
(A list of critical tasks for the week)
Objective: ……
Key result: …… X/10 (the X is tracked weekly, at the start of the quarter the key result is 5/10 likely to be successful)
Next 4 weeks
(A rolling 4 week view of things which are upcoming)
(A RAG of health metrics to be aware of e.g. team health or customer satisfaction)

The two meetings are a start of week kick off – to run through the 2 by 2 grid. The second meeting is an end of week demo and celebration.

Couple of extra notes: have a small (ideally 1) objective, the key result should be 50% likely to be achieved at the start of the quarter – this means it is stretching but achievable.

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