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Radical Focus with Christina Wodtke

In that episode of Le Podcast, I had the great pleasure to receive Christina Wodtke. Christina is an author, lecturer at Stanford, and speaker who teaches techniques to create high performing teams.

Christina Wodtke is an author, lecturer at Stanford, and speaker who teaches techniques to create high performing teams. Christina is the author of four books, including Radical Focus and The Team that manages itself. Christina switched to academia about 5 years ago after years working with tech companies like Yahoo, Zinga, or LinkedIn.

In the episode, we made tons of connections between adjacent topics related to high performing teams. Here are some of them:

  • What are Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
  • The power of using a fable
  • The importance of clear goals, clear roles, clear norms (What I call Team Agreements)
  • How exploratory OKRs foster innovation
  • Who from cows, dogs, stars, or question marks needs OKRs (You need the reference to the BCG 2×2 matrix for this one, see below)
  • What you need to know about individual OKRs
  • The role of a manager or of an accountability group in individual OKRs
  • How to do better performance management
  • How a team could manage itself (I wrote something about it here)
  • How drawing helps craft and share your ideas, and how to dare to start drawing (pareidolia is there to help you 🙂 )

Listen to the episode here or on your favorite podcast platform:

If you are hiring A-players, why don’t let them be A-players?

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Drop a comment or an email with your feedback or just to say hello! And until next time to find better ways of Changing Your Team!

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The music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (Creative Commons CC BY 4.0)

Picture by CoWomen

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