The 4 Disciplines of Execution

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Achieving your Wildly Important Goals

eBook - 2014
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Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your organization' Did it go down with a loud crash' Or was it slowly and quietly suffocated by other competing priorities' By the time it finally disappeared, it's likely no one even noticed. What happened' The "whirlwind" of urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day devoured all the time and energy you needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow! The 4 Disciplines of Execution can change all that forever. The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind. By following The 4 Disciplines: - Focusing on the Wildly Important - Acting on Lead Measures - Keeping a Compelling Scoreboard - Creating a Cadence of Accountability leaders can produce breakthrough results, even when executing the strategy requires a significant change in behavior from their teams. 4DX is not theory. It is a proven set of practices that have been tested and refined by hundreds of organizations and thousands of teams over many years. When a company or an individual adheres to these disciplines, they achieve superb results'regardless of the goal. 4DX represents a new way of thinking and working that is essential to thriving in today's competitive climate. Simply put, this is one book that no business leader can afford to miss.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Free Press, 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource
ISBN: 9781451627077 (electronic bk.)
1451627076 (electronic bk.)
Call Number: OVERDRIVE

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Jul 28, 2017

The book's focus on execution over the more popular strategy is in the right direction. In their 4 facets of execution success, I learned the most re: prioritizing lead measures over lag measures. The 4 facets: 1. Maintain a laser-beam focus on just a couple wildly important goals (what they summarize as WIGs); 2. Act on the lead measures--something that is predictive and also influenceable by your team. This is very different than lag measures--such as revenue, profit, market share, and customer satisfaction. Lag measures provide data for results that have already happened. 3. Keep a compelling scoreboard: people thrive on achievement and winning. 4. Create a cadence of accountability. Consistently hold quick, weekly meetings that focus on actions and results that move the scoreboard. Note that commitments are set by the team(s) themselves, not the leader.
Written by Franklin Covey consultants, there's some upsell push into "buying" their model and a definitive voice that if you "install" these facets, you'll have a great team. I'd argue people aren't as simple as an operating system approach. There are lots of case studies and smartphone QR code references, which at times can be a lot of information to process.

Jun 01, 2017

Excellent book for any organization or business leader. Learn how the concepts of Focus, Leverage, Measurement, and Accountability can transform your processes and effectiveness!

ArapahoeJane Aug 30, 2016

Probably my favorite business book of all time. It is so practical and so logical that I can't imagine any organization---business, government agency, or non-profit---that couldn't derive benefit from implementing this methodology for achieving goals.


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