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Why the secret to success is setting the right goals

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Why the secret to success is setting the right goals by John Doerr

Doer exposes us a goal setting system – OKR – Objectives and Key Results that has been employed by Google, Intel and Bono to set and execute on audacious goals.

Many of us are setting wrong goals and most of us are not setting goals, but setting goals work for organization, team and even for individuals. Truly transformational teams combine their ambitions to their passion and to their purpose, and they develop a clear and compelling sense of why.

A simple goal setting system – OKR (Objective and Key Results)

  1. Objective – what one want to have accomplished
  2. Key Results – How one going to get the objective done

Why? Objectives are:

  • Significant
  • Action-oriented
  • inspiring

How? Good key results are:

  • Good results are specific and time-bound
  • Aggressive but realistic
  • Measurable
  • Verifiable

How Google follows:

Every quarter, every Googler has written down their objectives and their key results. They’ve graded them, and they’ve published them for everyone to see. And these are not used for bonuses or for promotions. They’re set aside. They’re used for a higher purpose, and that’s to get collective commitment to truly stretch goals.

What’s expected:

Take time to write down your values, your objectives and your key results. Do it today.

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Why tech needs the humanities

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Why tech needs the humanities by Eric Berridge

Eric Berridge, a co-founder of global consulting agency and a Salesforce strategic partner Bluewolf, an IBM Company, expresses his views on humanities offer skills that are becoming increasingly valuable to the success of business everywhere.

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Why jobs of the future won’t feel like work

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Why jobs of the future won’t feel like work by David Lee

David brings forward how human beings have an amazing ability to bring together capability with creativity when faced with problems that we’ve never seen before. This would help start creating new jobs that are less centered on the tasks that a person does and more focused on the skills that a person brings to work.

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Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience

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Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience by Jason Shen

Jason Shen shares some new thinking on how the hiring systems that was built around 20th century are failing and causing us to miss out people with incredible potential. He proposes how job seekers can make themselves more attractive and why employers should look for ability over credentials.

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Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness

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Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness by Michele L. Sullivan

Michele shares her experience how she got help from her family, her friends, her colleagues and many strangers. She is feeling good that she has a friendly support system. She says, “Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness.”

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