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Leaders Focus on Outputs

Posted on:May 12, 2022 at 12:13 PM

Inputs are not bad, but focusing on them by spending time and frequently talking about them has been shown ineffective for changing markets, innovation, or discipline/motivation. Instead focus on outputs.

Inputs example (de-emphasize)

Outputs (do emphasize)

Notice these line up nicely :)

Planning (OKRs)Customer Value
Time EstimatesChange Flow Rate
Standards and TemplatesRate of learning/mastery
SLOs SLIsCustomer Value Impact and Scale
HiringCultivating culture (retention)