Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO
For executive leaders, OKRs represent a communication opportunity. They can provide direction and motivation, clarity and inspiration – a motivated, inspired organization wants to achieve its best possible impact. Authored and communicated well, OKRs help leaders tap more of the skill and will of their team. Sameera Moinpour, head OKR coach at WorkBoard, and Deidre discuss the assumptions and default behaviors that undermine your real intent with OKRs and how to unlock your team’s passion and possibilities.
About Sameera Moinpour
Sameera is Senior Director and Practice Leader, OKR Solutions at WorkBoard and works closely with enterprise leaders and their teams to define, align, measure their strategic priorities, and drive real time alignment. She facilitates the transition to the OKR methodology and enables a fast start and continued acceleration with WorkBoard.
Sameera has helped over 3,000 teams at every level and function set and align OKRs. She’s certified over 1500 people in the OKR coach approach and has been an OKR coach to companies like 23andme, Microsoft, Workday, Cisco, IBM, Samsung, Reliance Industries, Cision, and more.
About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on outcome mindset and tapping into ambition.
Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.