10 episodes

The OKR podcast is a podcast for leaders who want to unlock their full organization's growth potential, leveraging the OKR technique and other cutting-edge strategies.

While many recognize the power of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to accelerate outcomes and foster a growth and outcomes culture, there is a dearth of information on how to do them well and reap their full benefit. That’s where this podcast comes in!

We’ll help you learn to align and measure results pervasively, manage fast to grow fast, and, most importantly, achieve the powerful objectives you’ve identified.

Episodes will feature topics such as: establishing executive OKRs, team alignment, results accountability, data-driven decision making, growth strategy, leading for speed, and other topics.

The OKR Podcast Deidre Paknad

    • Management
    • 4.5, 22 Ratings

The OKR podcast is a podcast for leaders who want to unlock their full organization's growth potential, leveraging the OKR technique and other cutting-edge strategies.

While many recognize the power of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to accelerate outcomes and foster a growth and outcomes culture, there is a dearth of information on how to do them well and reap their full benefit. That’s where this podcast comes in!

We’ll help you learn to align and measure results pervasively, manage fast to grow fast, and, most importantly, achieve the powerful objectives you’ve identified.

Episodes will feature topics such as: establishing executive OKRs, team alignment, results accountability, data-driven decision making, growth strategy, leading for speed, and other topics.

    Look Forward: Work 2020 and Beyond

    Look Forward: Work 2020 and Beyond

    Deidre Paknad, CEO and co-founder of WorkBoard, discusses how leaders can turn current events into a catalyst for revisiting and improving the way teams come together, create value, and drive strategic priorities.

    • 18 min
    Thriving as a Distributed Business

    Thriving as a Distributed Business

    David Kreiger, CEO of SalesRoads, talks about how OKRs have helped his autonomous teams stay aligned, avoid the meeting trap, and drive results.

    • 27 min
    The OKR Booster Effect in Distributed Teams​​​​​​​

    The OKR Booster Effect in Distributed Teams​​​​​​​

    A conversation with:
    Sarah Davis
    Director of Portfolio Programs - Data and AI at IBM
    Sarah Davis, Director of Portfolio Programs - Data and AI at IBM, discusses how she’s using OKRs to enable a very global organization to do its best work for customers. Sarah talks about having good alignment conversations, transparency for thousands of people in 16 countries, and accelerating organization impact.

    • 34 min
    Implementing OKRs Successfully

    Implementing OKRs Successfully

    Ryan Padilla, Head of Global Planning at GHX, and Tiffany Muarycy, Executive OKR coach at WorkBoard, come together for a conversation about GHX’s experience with implementing the OKR practice and how it has improved cross-functional alignment and driven impact for the company.

    • 38 min
    Cisco Security: Results Aligned w/ Anna Birch

    Cisco Security: Results Aligned w/ Anna Birch

    Cisco Security Business Chief of Staff, Anna Birch, and Deidre discuss the importance of alignment to drive growth in large enterprise. An acquired team brought OKRs in and the Security Business embraced them to unlock faster growth. Anna shares their journey, including the initial leadership alignment breakthrough, and how they've operationalized leading for results.
    The Cisco Security Business OKR practice helps align teams on common growth objectives in a matrixed org with a deep product portfolio. Since the Security team brought OKRs and WorkBoard into Cisco, it's continued to spread across other business units -- especially those with collaboration and dependencies with Anna's group.
    Anna has been Chief of Staff for the Security Business Group GM since it acquired OpenDNS in 2015. At OpenDNS, she was VP of People Operations and Minister of Culture. These roles at the intersection of business outcomes and empowering people and culture to achieve them serve her well as she leads the OKR practice!

    • 11 min
    Outcome Focus at Scale: Zuora’s OKR Story w/ Tien Tzuo

    Outcome Focus at Scale: Zuora’s OKR Story w/ Tien Tzuo

    Zuora CEO Tien Tzou and Deidre discuss the inverse relationship between a company’s growth and its alignment. As a company scales up, alignment on outcomes often goes down -- the strategy doesn't trickle through the new layers and most people get further from customer.

    Zuora's OKR program reconnects people to the outcomes they drive for customer and company; it's unlocking growth and unleashing the power of teams for this high-growth SaaS company.  In this podcast, Tien talks about the shift to an outcome mindset, how OKRs are scaling managers and leaders to help scale the company, and why every day counts.

    Tien is the CEO and Founder of Zuora, an innovative company that predicted the modern subscription economy well before others. He is a widely recognized thought leader on SaaS and the author of the best seller Subscribed. He holds an MBA from Stanford. He was employee 11 at Salesforce, where he was CMO and Chief Strategy Officer prior to founding Zuora.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Doug Stein ,

Lessons learned

Practical and powerful. Gear to learn from the experts and organizations that are driving adoption at enterprise scale.

UrisAbba ,

Promotional Podcast for Work Board?

The podcast seems to be directed at executives that have been trained by Work Board and use the Work Board app. Unfortunately the podcast is not billed as such.

I want to learn about OKR and how to apply the principles. The podcast doesn’t seem to to share very much information and hardly gives any examples until episode 3 (which seemed more like a promo for that company than an example of OKR), which was the most informative by far.

The production values were fine. I could hear the words but sometimes the audio seemed to speed up which made me check the speed control on the app. Also, it is an interview “shmoozing” podcast, which I personally don’t prefer. But you might like it. There is little other production, no music, etc. And I hear much more from the host then I would expect, episode 2 is nearly all host.

There is so much to cover in OKR and this podcast seems to miss the mark.

From_Fargo ,

Pretty good content, poor audio mastering

I’m sure the content is fine, but it’s impossible to listen to - the audio mastering is incredibly bad. It’s as if an aggressive noise suppression software is enabled the whole time. Not terrible if you’re listening from speakers, but put on some decent headphones and it overwhelms the content. Please get someone who actually can master audio on this show!

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