As a global OKRs coach with over twenty years in the strategy execution trenches, I’ve now reviewed thousands of goals, OKRs, Scorecard measures, KPIs, WIGs, and many other execution-related acronyms. What I’ve learned, at the risk of stating the obvious, is that for many people goal setting is not a skill that comes naturally. Most people, after initial attempts at creating an OKR, recognize this deficiency in a hurry. In fact, the most frequent comment we hear from practitioners of OKRs around the globe is, “This isn’t as easy as it seems!” True, it’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. Outlined below are three tips that will quickly transform the effectiveness of any OKR.