Ben’s Beliefs on Pre-Scoring Key Results

As part of the Believe Podcast series, Senia Maymin interviews Ben on his counter-intuitive belief that scoring should be defined for key results as part of the process of defining the key results. Unlike approaches to OKRs in which key results often written as a list of commitments, Ben shares is scoring system that defines all key results as aspirational by default with an underlying commit.

OKRs Video from Christina Wodtke

Before she wrote Radical Focus, Christina created an engaging OKRs video. If you don’t have 90 minutes to watch Rick Klau’s Google Ventures workshop video on OKRs, spend 21 minutes with Christina. In this short video, Christina shares her toolkit for clarity and commitment through the art of OKR.

A client interviews Ben & Paul about OKRs basics

A Fortune 500 company interviewed Ben and Paul right after the release of their OKRs book. This is an example of a video that a large company created to use as a 5-minute intro to OKRs. If you are brand new to OKRs, this video’s for you. If you’re the OKRs project lead at your organization, this video may serve as inspiration for a 5-minute intro to OKRs video that your company can use with you and a colleague filling in for Ben and Paul ?

Holly Engler on OKRs at Sears, moderated by Ben & Paul

Hear the story of how OKRs fit into the Performance Enablement Framework at Sears Holdings Corporation. How did they accomplish the remarkable feat of deploying OKRs to roughly 20,000 associates in just 18 months? How did the company develop their own tool for tracking OKRs? Whether you have already deployed OKRs or are considering the model, this webinar gives you insight into what works and doesn’t work in the real world.

Simon Sinek Video
(Explains why OKRs work)

While Simon is not specifically discussing OKRs, his presentation provides an excellent biological explanation for why OKRs are so effective. Reinforces some of the same concepts from the Progress Principle, but much more engaging!



Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

  Ben is the epitome of an all-star coach. He’s incredibly perceptive, a great listener, very socratic in his approach, and laser focused on improving performance. Given how powerful OKRs are to the focus and productivity of an entire organization, I’d say Ben is the most valuable consultant I’ve ever hired.

Roger Fugett


  It’s been enlightening working with Ben on our OKR framework. He is experienced and brings such to the table helping us learn very quickly. You witness his passion and thirst to perfecting his craft.

Rachel Richter

Dun & Bradstreet
Senior Leader, Customer Analytics & Insights

  Ben is a forward-thinking and collaborative business partner to Dun and Bradstreet. We regularly engage Ben for advice and guidance for all of our OKRs and priorities for Marketing. He has truly pushed our thinking and helped us establish meaningful and aspirational OKRs. We owe a lot of our success to Ben’s guidance and support.

Philip G. Clark, Ph.D.

Technical Director

Ben brings his considerable experience working with a variety of clients to helping 3M identify how OKRs can be used within different teams and different situations. We particularly appreciated him helping us identify the “Why?” behind our objectives which in turn made us have stronger and more meaningful OKRs.

Roger Corn

VP Corporate Development & Strategy

  Ben’s real world experience with many companies helped establish realistic expectations for the program and his one-on-one meetings were very useful for creating OKRs.

Brandon Hendrix

VP Marketing

  Dikran facilitated an effective and extremely informational OKRs workshop with our leadership team. He was able to quickly educate us on OKRs and was flexible as we applied OKRs questioning throughout the day. Dikran gave us what we needed to take a shot at running through the three steps of an OKRs cycle on our own.

Tess Staadecker

Turntide Technologies
Learning & Development

One of the best investments we made in our vendor selection this year! Ben worked with us to customize an approach to fit our needs and build our OKR offering. Ben is an absolute expert and makes OKRs digestible and easy to understand, while also providing incredible coaching to ensure our team comprehends the essence of the science behind OKRs.

Terry Copeland

Capture RX
VP Operations

  Dikran helped us get OKRs implemented and on track. He was very engaging and quickly responded to questions. In a short period of time, it felt like he was part of our team, not an outside consultant.

Fardad Zand

Senior Strategy Director & Chief of Staff

 Omid helped us diagnose our OKRs framework and coached us to improve it based on best practices and our unique requirements. His consulting experience and deep knowledge of OKRs helped us successfully launch v2.0 of our OKR framework.

Chris Mason, Ph.D.

Sears Holdings Corporation
Sr. Director / Head of Strategic Talent Solutions

  I have been working with Ben for about six months to elevate our approach to OKRs at Sears Holding. Ben is an incredibly valuable resource. He’s been instrumental in coaching key leaders and even more valuable helping us identify common gaps in our approach today and helping us build better resources going forward.

Martin Betzwieser

Zalando Lounge/Outlet
Head of Finance & Customer Care

  Ben provides ongoing support on introducing OKRs at Zalando in a very pragmatic way. He kicked-off Objectives & Key Results as a mindset shift. I highly recommend Ben as an enabler for organizational mindset changes regarding target setting – always a pleasure to cooperate with him!

Melanie Wessles

Agile Coach

  Ben and I worked together on implementing OKRs at Booking.com. I really enjoyed our collaboration as Ben is very easygoing, helpful and patient… He is always happy to continue the discussion and help grow your OKR knowledge.

Seth Mulligan

Operations Manager

  Ben’s guidance, support materials, presentations and willingness to speak directly with our teams contributes hand-in-glove with TCGplayer’s ability to continue to scale up successfully. We are very happy to recommend Ben’s amazing OKR guru work, as he has helped us advance quickly in a short period of time.

Brian Fitzpatrick


Ben has the rare combination of business acumen, passion, and knowledge to ask the right questions, provide unique insights, and guide a team of any size and/or maturity through the learning process.  I would recommend him to any business that wants to empower their teams through a shared vision to ignite growth.

Dave Tucker

Vice President, Engineering

Ben has helped us to rethink our approach to OKRs from the ground up. He has a unique ability to take what can be a very theoretical topic and make it very practical and straight forward. He has been a game changer for our organization.

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