You Have OKRs. Now How Do You Actually Complete Them?

Tim Jackson
Apr 30, 2019 · 8 min read
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Taking steps towards your destination: much easier on a mountain than in a startup.

‘Inbox zero’ is good discipline, but won’t build you a unicorn by itself


1. First, translate your key results into tasks

2. Next, work out how much time you have available

3. Now take a reality check

4. Put the tasks in your calendar.

5. Resist the temptation to postpone

To be effective, let decisions be made by the ‘future you’, not the ‘present you’

6. Keep a record of when you miss your OKR tasks

7. Check in on your OKRs at the end of each week

8. Review your OKRs at the end of each cycle



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Startup founder, former Economist and FT journalist, CEO coach, and seed VC at www.walking.vc

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Stories, tips, and learnings from and for startups around the world. Welcoming submissions re: startup education, tech trends, product, design, hiring, growth, investing, and more. Interested in submitting? Visit our submission form here: https://airtable.com/shrShpeN89HrzCzOB

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