3 OKR examples for Sales Qualified Leads

What are Sales Qualified Leads OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

How you write your OKRs can make a huge difference on the impact that your team will have at the end of the quarter. But, it's not always easy to write a quarterly plan that focuses on outcomes instead of projects.

That's why we have created a list of OKRs examples for Sales Qualified Leads to help. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point to write your own goals.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Building your own Sales Qualified Leads OKRs with AI

While we have some examples available, it's likely that you'll have specific scenarios that aren't covered here. You can use our free AI generator below or our more complete goal-setting system to generate your own OKRs.

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Our Sales Qualified Leads OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Sales Qualified Leads Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to enhance data-mining to generate consistent sales qualified leads

  • ObjectiveEnhance data-mining to generate consistent sales qualified leads
  • Key ResultIncrease sales qualified leads generation by 30% through optimized data mining
  • TaskDevelop strategies to increase conversions by 30%
  • TaskOptimize data collection to target potential customers
  • TaskImplement advanced data mining techniques for lead generation
  • Key ResultReduce false positives in lead generation by refining data mining process by 20%
  • TaskTrain staff in optimized data mining techniques
  • TaskEvaluate current data mining practices for inefficiencies
  • TaskImplement more accurate data filtering criteria
  • Key ResultAchieve 90% accuracy in leads generated with improved data analysis algorithms
  • TaskRegularly monitor and adjust algorithms to maintain accuracy
  • TaskDevelop enhanced data analysis algorithms for lead generation
  • TaskImplement and test new algorithms on historical data

OKRs to increase the number of qualified leads generated by BDRs by 30%

  • ObjectiveImprove BDR performance to generate more qualified leads
  • Key ResultImplement new outreach strategy to increase lead conversion by 10%
  • Key ResultIncrease BDR call volume by 20%
  • Key ResultIncrease email response rate by 25%
  • Key ResultImprove lead qualification accuracy by 15%

OKRs to improve lead generation with gated content for 20% more qualified leads

  • ObjectiveIncrease qualified leads with gated content
  • Key ResultIncrease website traffic by 30% with SEO optimization
  • Key ResultCreate and distribute 2 new high-value gated pieces of content
  • Key ResultAchieve a 25% conversion rate with targeted email campaigns
  • Key ResultImplement lead scoring and increase qualified leads by 20%

Best practices for managing your Sales Qualified Leads OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Sales Qualified Leads OKRs

The rules of OKRs are simple. Quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly, and yearly OKRs should be tracked monthly. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Sales Qualified Leads OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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