43 minutes | Dec 11th 2020

101 Doug Gray - Objectives & Key Results (OKR) Leadership

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With a Ph.D. in organizational leadership, Dr. Doug Gray specializes in outcome-based leader development. As CEO of Action Learning Associates, Dr. Gray has worked with over ten thousand leaders in almost every business category and market. His latest book, Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Leadership, was written to help clients apply what works in the best companies in Silicon Valley. Dr. Gray is also a former adventure racer. In this episode, Doug and Aviv share a deep and meaningful conversation about the value of practicing Objectives and Key Results Leadership as individuals, small businesses and large corporations. They address the conundrum of why people are both aspirational and yet confused simultaneously. Finally, Dr. Gray speaks to the importance of positive psychology and always striving to be extraordinary. 00:49 – Aviv introduces today’s guest, Doug Gray who defines OKR Leadership, the value OKR Leadership brings to organizations and when it is most critical to practice OKR 11:06 – Dr. Gray dives deeper into objectives and key results 13:54 – Dr. Gray discusses why OKR leadership, at its core, is a practice 19:11 – The OKR Leadership model and how OKRs differ from the small business space to larger organizations 24:01 – How to ensure OKR doesn’t become another machine-like view of humans 27:24 – Dr. Gray speaks to the concept of stretching for amazing 31:12 – Differentiating between aspirational and operational objectives 32:31 – Dr. Gray reflects on how individuals can apply OKR to their careers 34:20 – Dr. Gray speaks to his passion for positive psychology 37:38 – A personal objective Dr. Gray is currently working on 40:21 – Final words of wisdom from Dr. Gray FULL SHOW NOTES: https://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf101
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