Goals are building blocks
The most important skill is the ability to set an effective goal for yourself and for those that report to you.
This skill is foundational in your ability to lead a group of people from A to Z. If no-one knows what ‘Z’ is and what the steps are to get there, then you have no chance of ever reaching it.
Goals are the building blocks of strategic alignment. The ‘Lego blocks’ of the Waymaker Leadership Curve.
Progress in vision, market, strategy, business model, customer and employee experience come from setting and achieving goals in these areas.
That is why Question 7 in our Leadership Curve framework is ‘What one, two or three things that if delivered in the next quarter or half will shift the needle on the business?’
The skill of goals
The skill of goal writing, mapping and delivery is a fundamental skill for every leader who wants to achieve success.
At Waymaker the base methodology for goal setting is from the science OKRs (Objectives & Key Results).
An OKR is a goal setting tool first ideated by Peter Drucker in ‘Management by Objectives’, then formalised by Andy Grove the CEO of Intel and made famous by John Doerr who taught it to Google as a start-up.
Whilst we use the base method of OKRs we’ve found most people find using plain language more effective.We’ve also added some practical tools such as ‘Tasks’ to connect the big thinking goals into the practical day to day.
At Waymaker we talk about Goals, Outcomes and Tasks.
At Waymaker a goal is the same as an objective and an outcome is the same as a key result if you’re familiar with the OKR terms. A task is a task.
However, Waymaker automates the science and rapidly increases speed of goal setting and alignment across teams from 2 to 2,000+.
Waymaker is built for today’s leaders to win through clarity, data & demonstrable ROI.
No longer do you have a paper based ‘one page plan’ but you know have a ‘one cloud’ plan that is your strategic command centre to lead your teams to success wherever they are, whatever the circumstance.
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