OKR Goal Setting 101 - Achieve more goals than ever! Faster!
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OKR Goal Setting 101 - Achieve more goals than ever! Faster!

Achieve 'impossible' goals, be highly motivated & set goals effectively with OKR. Define & measure what really matters
4.5 (2,062 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
5,935 students enrolled
Created by Axel Rittershaus
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • July 2020: Massive content upgrade and more examples
  • You confidently set and achieve your goals by writing purposeful, measurable key results (and have more success)
  • You write strong, metric-driven, motivating OKR (objectives and key results)
  • You master the OKR framework and are a role model in using Objectives and Key Results
  • You clearly communicate OKR-based goals and cascade them up and down the organisation
  • You lead your team, project, or company using Googles success principle and achieve your goals
  • You avoid the 10 most common mistakes when setting and working towards goals
  • If you want to achieve your goals, this course is for you!
  • If you don't want to settle for less any more, the OKR method will help you to achieve more goals faster!
  • No tools or previous experiences in goal setting required

What attendees say about the #1 most popular OKR course on Udemy: 

"The course is more in-depth than John Dooer's book, 'Measure What Matters.' It has checklists and lays out plans of action, steps to follow."

"Claridad y enfoque. Con ejemplos prácticos en un mundo real. Presentación amena que facilita la comprensión."

"After reading 3 OKR's books I can tell this is a very clear, concise and direct introduction to OKRs"

"Muy bien abordado!!! super concreto con ejemplos muy claros."

After visiting this course you confidently define and thrive using OKRs and benefit from the best goal-setting process for individuals, teams, and large organizations.

Our step-by-step guide, many real-world examples, and downloadable documents make you an OKR pro.

This course is perfect for leaders, team members, and individuals.

This course is facilitated by Axel Rittershaus, Executive Coach, who supports individuals, teams, and organizations around the globe to write strong goals and benefit from the value of OKRs.

It is designed for people at all levels, from individual team members to managers, who achieve their targets (and more) by writing strong goals for themselves and cascade goals within their organization.

In this online course you are going to learn:

  1. What are OKRs and WHY they help you to really achieve your goals

  2. How can I set goals with OKR in my business life /  job 

  3. How can I lead my team, how can I lead my company with OKRs

  4. How to use OKR for goal setting on a company level as an executive

  5. How do I align department, team and individual OKR with company OKR (your path for consistent and aligned goal setting through the company)

  6. How can I use OKR s to set long term / annual goals

  7. Many practical examples for different environments: for yourself, for a small team or for a global corporate

  8. Which are the 10 biggest mistakes people make when defining goals and how can I avoid them

  9. How do I make sure to actually do the work and take the steps necessary to achieve my goals - instead of defining them and waiting for a miracle to happen (or "the right time to come")

If you are new to OKRs:

Forget everything you heard about goal setting. Ditch SMART. 

Go for the champion and set your goals using OKR at our OKR bootcamp.

In this bestselling OKR 101 course, you'll learn everything you need to know to set goals with OKRs, incorporate them into your life, and improve your future in both business and life.

Goal setting is great, but that's only the first step. Achieving a goal is much harder and takes much longer. 

Most goal setting techniques fail completely when it comes to helping you achieve your goals.

OKRs is most likely the number one 'goal-setting-and-achieving-method' the world is talking about. Google used Objectives and Key Results (OKR) almost from day one (they started with OKR in 1999 and still use it, helping them grow their employee base from 60 to more than 80,000 in 17 years) and they still use it - from the intern to the CEO.

No matter if you work on your own, in a small team, or  a corporate environment:

OKRs are your way to more productivity and better results - no matter your business!

With OKRs you're going to achieve goals you always struggled with or never dared to approach.

In this course you'll get

  • Videos

  • Examples for personal and business OKR

  • Checklists

  • Working materials

  • Templates for your own goal setting

to use OKRs effectively.

After completing this course

  • You’ll know exactly what OKRs are, how they work and how you will benefit from them

  • You’ll define your professional and private goal based on the OKR principle

  • You’ll implement the simple but highly effective steps to take action to realize your goals

  • And, if you’re a leader, you’ll know exactly how to use OKRs as a leadership tool

The earlier you define your OKR, the sooner you will achieve your goals.

The Q&A board will assist you on your path from beginner to OKR master!

I am working with highly successful executives, corporates, and individuals in 30 countries as a leadership coach and advisor.

The most successful of them use OKR.

Let's get started and make you more successful and happy by setting and achieving your goals with OKR.

Who this course is for:
  • For you, if you want to achieve (more) goals in life and business
  • For you, if you want to benefit from using OKRs, the most effective goal setting tool in the world
  • For you as a leader, if you want to cascade your goals and align your organisation to focus on the right priorities
  • For you, if you are tired of ineffective goal setting tools like SMART
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 02:31:24
+ You, your current goals, and the 10 biggest mistakes you have to avoid
5 lectures 09:09

You are very welcome to this course, getting you up close to the most successful goal setting method OKRs.

I'll give you 3 tips on how to use this course the most effective way.

Preview 01:41

Let's start and look at your goals.

Which are your goals? (Warm-up exercise)

We have a look at the result from the first exercise and draw our first conclusions.

Let's look at your results from the warm-up exercise
What do you expect?

Often the first step to master a skill or method is to avoid the pitfalls. Let's look at the 10 biggest mistakes people and organisations make, when setting goals.

Preview 02:29
+ Everything about OKRs and how you can use them to achieve more and be happy
7 lectures 33:25

To start using OKRs we need to understand, what it actually means and how we translate goals into Objectives and Key Results.

Step 1: What are OKRs and how do you define goals according to OKRs?
What are OKRs?
2 questions

Nothing will ever be accomplished, if we don't take action.

Taking action is the most difficult part and OKRs have a very smart way of helping us to really act, work and implement whatever it takes to make progress.

Step 2: Follow up, updates and new OKRs (this is THE key success factor of OKRs)

In this example we look at how a sales consultant can use OKRs in her job, no matter if the company uses OKRs or not.

Example Sales: How to define your individual OKRs in business/in your job

In this example we look at how an employee in the HR department can use OKRs in his job, no matter if the company uses OKRs or not.

Example HR: How to define your individual OKRs in business/in your job

Presales teams are important to support both internal sales teams and external customers.

This example describes how OKRs can be defined for presales teams.

Example Presales Team: How to define OKRs for a presales team

In this example we look at how you can set an OKR in your private life, focusing on finance and financial freedom.

Example: How to define OKRs for goals in private life (money)

In this example we look at how you can set an OKR in your private life, focusing on sports.

Example: How to define OKRs for goals in your private life (sports)
+ Time to take action: Define your own OKRs now
3 lectures 10:45

This step by step-guide takes you from zero to perfectly defined OKRs for your job / business.

Step by step exercise to define your own OKRs for your business life

Avoiding a few pitfalls will help you be much faster, more motivated and effective when using OKRs. Here we discuss those pitfalls and how to avoid them when setting goals with OKRs.

Dos and Don'ts when using OKRs for goal setting
Using OKRs the most efficient way
3 questions

In case you are wondering, if OKRs are such a hype that will go away in 6 months because it doesn't work, you might like this video.

Preview 03:35
+ OKRs as a management and leadership tool/principle
6 lectures 30:05

Using OKRs to lead other people is highly effective. This step-by-step guide helps you to define OKRs for your team or department.

How you lead your people using OKRs - step by step-guide to define OKRs in teams

The benefits for leaders when using OKRs as a leadership tool are massive. The most important ones are...

Preview 02:01

A full description of how to use OKRs for company-wide goals and how to drill them down to department and team level.

How to use OKRs company-wide: The process

This example illustrates how to define OKRs for a whole company.

Example: Defining company-wide OKRs

This example illustrates how to use company-wide OKRs and define the OKRs of a department based on them.

Example: Defining department OKRs based on company OKRs

OKRs are most powerful when teams collaborate using joint OKRs.

This example shows you how an OKR can be set for a cross-functional team of an e-commerce-company and how the IT, sales, and marketing teams define their OKRs based on the common goal.

Example: Cross-team OKRs for IT, marketing and sales teams
+ Types of OKRs - aspiring and committed OKRs
3 lectures 16:22

OKRs are not only highly effective, they also encourage us to go after more challenging goals. The 70% rule is often hard to accept in the beginning, but extremely powerful once applied within an organisation.

The 70% challenge of OKRs - 'Aspiring OKRs'

Committed OKRs are a significant element of the OKR method, even if we often focus on ambitious OKRs.

Committed OKRs - the 'must-have' goals

Most of the examples in this course are 'ambitious' OKRs.

In this video I'll show you several 'committed' OKRs to give you even more clarity on how to leverage this OKR concept.

Examples for committed OKRs
+ OKRs in the real world environment
4 lectures 27:33

Many organisations use KPIs, Key Performance Indicators, as a management tool.

Often people think, by having KPIs, they don't need OKRs. But this is definitely not the case.

In this video you'll see the difference between OKRs and KPIs, and how they can be combined.

KPIs and OKRs - what's the difference?

Agile teams often are wondering, if it makes any sense to combine OKRs and SCRUM.

This video shows you, why OKR and SCRUM are a DREAM TEAM!

OKRs and SCRUM - do they match or is this overkill?

How do you combine OKRs and HR methods like performance management or continuous development.

Can you link an OKR to an incentive? Find the answers in this video.

OKRs & HR / Performance Management

Should you define OKRs for tasks that are repetitive, routine tasks, daily work?

This looks like a simple question, but the devil is in the detail!

This video tells you exactly when to define OKRs even for routine work and when you shouldn't do it.

OKRs for routine and daily tasks - define OKRs or not?
+ Further OKR examples
3 lectures 18:23

You can define OKRs for personal goals, individual business goals, teams, departments, companies.

Did you know, that OKRs are also quite usefull for non profit organisations? Have a look at this OKR example for a Non Profit Fund Raising Organisation.

OKR example for a Non Profit Organisation

If you are working in an engineering team, you'll find 5 examples on how to define OKRs for engineering teams

OKR example for an engineering team

OKRs are the perfect tool for a startup. Have a look at this example of OKRs for a startup and how they evolve over the course of 3 quarters.

OKR example for a Startup
+ OKR tools and final tips to implement OKRs
2 lectures 05:41

A quick overview of some OKRs tools for both personal and business application, including the tools I personally use for my business.

Preview 02:14

Three tips for you on how to implement the OKR lessons you have just learned and start achieving your goals.

Final tips to incorporate OKRs into your business and private life