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Author: Francisco Homem de Mello

Introducing OKRs, from Mission to Action

Francisco Homem de Mello

Since the dawn of Qulture.Rocks, we've noticed a gigantic opportunity lying in front of us: helping companies implement some system that could serve as a management backbone around which everything revolves and organizes. We talked to many customers - organizations of all sizes that used our people, management, and culture software products - who described [...]

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What is strategy?

Francisco Homem de Mello

As with many of the concepts that orbit OKRs, there are many definitions of strategy and a surprising lack of good ones. Motivated by the confusion we saw in the eyes of our employees and customers, we decided to write a short post about strategy. We work with the following definition: Organizational strategy is the [...]

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On the “sport” of startups

Francisco Homem de Mello

The sport of startups

This is a sample of Unlocking Potential: my newsletter about how to unlock your potential – and that of your team. Views are my own and do not represent Qulture.Rocks’ views in any shape or form. The newsletter goes out weekly(ish) and you can subscribe to it here. To run a company as best as you [...]

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A practical definition of “mission” for high-growth companies

Francisco Homem de Mello

"If people do not internalize the organization's mission and vision, they will not use them to make day-to-day decisions, and if they do not use them in their daily lives, all the effort will have been in vain." -**Pete Babich** Mission and OKRs: an important intro We're big fans of OKRs (when done right) and [...]

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Strategic planning and OKRs (in times of crisis)

Francisco Homem de Mello

OKRs do not come out of nowhere. Managing with OKRs starts with strategic planning, which serves as a backdrop for OKRs. Therefore, strategic planning and OKRs go inextricably together. In this article we will discuss what strategy is, what strategic planning is, and how you can derive OKRs (and projects) from the output of your [...]

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How Situational Leadership Can Help Leaders Manage OKRs

Francisco Homem de Mello

Most recently, I was re-reading The Great CEO Within, an amazing - and free - ebook written by one of Silicon Valley's top CEO coaches, Matt Mochary, and stumbled upon his suggestion that leaders read The One Minute Manager. Ken Blanchard's The One Minute Manager is one of the best-selling and most influential books about [...]

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Product-market fit: what, why, and how

Francisco Homem de Mello

This essay's objective is to be the best single-read resource on product-market fit out there. This is a sample of Unlocking Potential: my newsletter about how to unlock your potential – and that of your team. Views are my own and do not represent Qulture.Rocks' views in any shape or form. The newsletter goes out [...]

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A very special week – and some links

Francisco Homem de Mello

This is a sample of Unlocking Potential: my newsletter about how to unlock your potential – and that of your team. Views are my own, and do not represent Qulture.Rocks' views in any shape or form. The newsletter goes out weekly(ish) and you can subscribe to it here. Hello! This week I'm doing something different. In [...]

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Uber, IPOs, moats, and valuations

Francisco Homem de Mello

This is a sample of Unlocking Potential: my newsletter about how to unlock your potential – and that of your team. Views are my own, and do not represent Qulture.Rocks' views in any shape or form. The newsletter goes out weekly(ish) and you can subscribe to it here. I've just finished Super Pumped: The Battle for [...]

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The never-ending cycle of disruptive innovation

Francisco Homem de Mello

This is a sample of Unlocking Potential: my newsletter about how to unlock your potential – and that of your team. Views are my own, and do not represent Qulture.Rocks' views in any shape or form. The newsletter goes out weekly(ish) and you can subscribe to it here. Howdie, One of the things that drives me [...]

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