The OKR Podcast

The OKR Podcast

Hosted by Deidre Paknad, WorkBoard CEO

Why Focus Makes All the Difference
Why Focus Makes All the Difference

In this episode, John Glander, Senior VP at JPMorgan Chase, and Duncan Hawksbee, Director of Strategic Execution at Trimble, sit down with WorkBoard CEO Deidre Paknad for a conversation before a live audience of strategy execution professionals at the Accelerate 2023 conference. Both share their organizations' very different OKR journeys and the profound insights they've gained on how to improve enterprise strategy execution. Their wide-ranging conversation covers why focus makes all the difference for a successful program, how one CEO's "rule of 3" made focus possible, and why leaders must adopt new strategy execution tactics before asking others to do so.

About John Glander
John Glander is an SVP at JP Morgan Chase. Prior to JPMC, he was the SVP of Lending Strategy, Products, and Sales at First Republic Bank where he spent 15+ years growing the organization from 700 people to 7500+ people. John is a certified Results Management Leader.

About Duncan Hawksbee
Duncan Hawksbee is the Director of Strategic Execution within the Corporate Strategy team at Trimble with overall responsibility for the company’s OKR Program. He has been a practicing OKR Coach and Results Management Leader for 3 years. Prior to getting involved with the OKR methodology, Duncan was part of a corporate process improvement team with a focus on Lean methods and Team Effectiveness. Duncan is an experienced and long serving employee, now in his 29th year at Trimble. Duncan is based in Colorado.

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.

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