Our supervisors and prisons are failing us, but it’s not ever because they’re bad or unethical, says venture capitalist John Doerr — often, it’s simply because they’re producing us toward the wrong objectives. In this practical talk, Doerr shows us how we can get back on track with “Objectives and Key Results, ” or OKRs — a goal-setting system that’s been employed by the likes of Google, Intel and Bono to set and implement on gutsy goals. Learn more about how setting the right goals can imply the difference between success and collapse — and how we can use OKRs to hold our commanders and ourselves accountable.

Read more: ted.com.