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S3E3: Why diving into habit-formation is the key to successful OKR applications 🇬🇧

Paul Niven from OKRsTraining.com

Jul 20, 2021

Welcome to the latest episode of our Superkinetics Podcast.

We are very glad to have Paul Niven on the show for this one! Paul is an American author, OKR coach, management consultant, and noted speaker on the subjects of strategy, OKRs, Balanced Scorecard, and strategy execution.

During his many years of experience, he has developed successful performance management systems for large and small clients in a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the public sector, and nonprofit agencies.

With Paul, we talked about OKRs being an evolving discipline, about its numerous stages and future promises. We also talked about his current professional focus on how to make OKRs truly stick in an organization.

Here you can find the separate sections of this interview:

02:27 Paul's introduction to Balanced Scorecard and OKRs  
06:49 OKRs in the context of HR performance management
13:45 Should OKRs be tied to incentives? - Germany vs. America
18:02 Pauls take on how OKRs will evolve in the future
21:16 How to make OKRs stick by diving into habit-formation
27:01 Sticking with OKRs long term - Paul's tips on taking the right steps
30:19 Our three favorite questions on role models, inspirational quotes, and books

People referred to:- Alan Mulally

Book recommendations:

- Measure What Matters - John Doerr

- Pay for Performance Whitepaper by Workpath

- American Icon by Bryce G. Hoffman

- Built to Last by Jim Collins et al.

- The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

- How to Change by Katy Milkman

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