So, you’ve read “Measure What Matters” and you want to focus and commit to your priorities, improve teamwork and stretch to achieve amazing results. You might be mulling over the benefits of OKRs or you’re ready to jump in with both feet and implement OKRs within your team or organization. But, how do you really get started?

At the end of 2018, we reflected on how amazing the year was: Measure What Matters reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, and appeared on Amazon’s Best Books of 2018.

Taking a radical step to increase the transparency within our own organization, we focused on one team goal for 2019 to start: To help another 1,000 teams implement OKRs. But, how could we help everyone on a global scale?

With that specific goal in mind, we introduced Audacious by Measure What Matters in December 2018. Audacious is our regular newsletter that guides you through a year-long cycle of OKRs to help you achieve your goals - both professional and personal.

Audacious continues to help and inspire our readers around the globe. We’ve not only achieved this objective for 2019, 2020 and 2021 but we’ve learned a lot along the way, largely in part to your emails, tweets and posts. Thank you.

We continue to aim higher as we carry this objective over into 2022: to help another 10,000 teams achieve operating excellence through OKRs. Together.

If you haven’t already, subscribe and jump into the cycle at any time.

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The Audacious Archive

Q1 2022

11-Mar-22 Get out of your comfort zone

4-Mar-22 Are your OKRs on track?

22-Feb-22 Use OKRs for Equity and Inclusion Efforts 🎯

11-Feb-22 OKR Superpowers: How to exceed expectations

28-Jan-22 Our Number One Superpower

21-Jan-22 It’s time to get your OKRs in shape 🎯

14-Jan-22 Using OKRs to boost creativity 🎯

Q4 2021

21-Dec-21 Time is running out on 2021 🎯

12-Nov-21 Are you stuck at “okay”? 🎯

22-Oct-21 Psst! Want your employees to stick around? 🎯

15-Oct-21 The (Ever-changing) Role of Managers 🎯

7-Oct-21 Grading, Reflecting, and Building Better 🎯

Q3 2021

17-Sep-21 Defining common leadership acronyms 🎯

26-Aug-21 The importance of fun at work 🏓

11-Aug-21 How to Empower Your Team 🎯

5-Aug-21 Make August Audacious 🎯

29-Jul-21 🏅 OKRs and the Road to The Olympics + More Stories

23-Jul-21 Navigating the return to work with OKRs 🧭

Q2 2021

22-Jun-21 It’s nearly the end of Q2, are you on track? 🎯

12-May-21 Maintaining momentum 🚀

1-Apr-21 Only Fools Rush In (to set Q2 OKRs) 🤪

Q1 2021

23-Feb-21 OKRs for Control Freaks 😬

21-Jan-21 Are we just in Q5 2020? 🤔

Q4 2020

10-Dec-20 Gearing up for 2021 📅

19-Nov-20 OKRs are just more work, right? ⛔

Q3 2020

8-Oct-20 🔍 Why We Iterate Our OKRs

14-Sep-2020 ❓ How will you end this never-ending year?

Q2 2020

13-May-2020: 🍪 C doesn’t stand for Cookies, it stands for Conversations

10-Apr-2020: 🚧 Business as Unusual

Q1 2020

12-Mar-2020: 🌐 2020 is not starting how we all expected

19-Feb-2020: 💥 Nobody likes a surprise

29-Jan-2020: 🔎 Pardon me, have you seen my OKRs?

08-Jan-2020: 📅 Have you scheduled your Q1 OKRs?

Q4 2019

18-Dec-2019: Our Annual North Star Review

04-Dec-2019: Stretch for amazing in 2020

06-Nov-2019: Feedback and other words that start with F

17-Oct-2019: A Constant Drumbeat for Your Team

Q3 2019

26-Sep-2019: Scoring Your Q3 OKRs

05-Sep-2019: Finding Energy and Motivation for Q4 Company OKRs

15-Aug-2019: The F in CFRs: Feedback

24-Jul-2019: Conversations and Culture

03-Jul-2019: Focus on New or Recalibrated OKRs

Q2 2019

13-Jun-2019: The Key to the Half-Way Point - Reflection

23-May-2019: Making the Most of 1:1 Meetings with CFRs

02-May-2019: Team Q2 OKRs

10-Apr-2019: Scoring our Q1 OKRs

Q1 2019

20-Mar-2019: Recalibration (a.k.a. What to do when an OKR just isn’t right)

27-Feb-2019: Meet the sibling of OKRs: CFRs

06-Feb-2019: Using OKRs in Your Staff Meetings & 1:1s

23-Jan-2019: Focus on Individual-level OKRs

09-Jan-2019: Sharing Company-level OKRs

December 2018

19-Dec-2018: Welcome to Audacious

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