The 4 Disciplines of Execution Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-24
  • Publisher: Free Press

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An insightful new book from the multimillion-copy bestselling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies to unveil the essential disciplines proven to help businesses and individuals realize their most important goals.A publishing phenomenon, Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization have become one of the most respected brands in the highly competitive world of thought leadership in business. In his latest work, Covey lays out an unprecedented plan for goal-realization that will revolutionize the way we approach our dreams. The 4 Disciplines of Execution provides a simple, proven formula for achieving the goals that every individual or organization needs to reach. From Marriott to the U.S. Navy, Covey and his team have worked with more than 200,000 people in hundreds of organizations to improve performance, identifying and honing four secrets of perfect execution: Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on the Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; and Create a Cadence of Accountability. By allowing teams to separate those urgent tasks that demand attention merely to keep a company alivecalled the “whirlwind”from new, “wildly important” goals that promise to break new ground, these disciplines empower leaders to accomplish what is by far the most difficult aspect of creating results: executing a strategy that requires a change in behavior. Simply put, this is a book that no business, however small or large, can afford to pass up.

Author Biography

Chris McChesney is the Global Practice Leader of Execution for FranklinCovey and one of the primary developers of The 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey's ongoing design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has achieved extraordinary growth in many countries around the globe and impacted hundreds of organizations.

Sean Covey is Executive Vice President of Global Solutions and Partnerships for FranklinCovey and oversees FranklinCovey's international operations in 141 countries around the globe. As the Chief Product Architect for FranklinCovey, Sean organized and directed the original teams that conceived and created The 4 Disciplines of Execution and has been an avid practitioner and promoter of the methodology ever since.

Jim Huling is the Managing Consultant for FranklinCovey's The 4 Disciplines of Execution. Jim's career spans more than three decades of corporate leadership, from Fortune 500 organizations to privately held companies, including serving as CEO of a company recognized as one of the "25 Best Companies to Work for in America." Prior to joining FranklinCovey, Jim was one of the first leaders to adopt The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xix
Strategy and Executionp. xxiii
A Letterp. xxv
The Real Problem with Executionp. 1
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Focus on the Wildly Importantp. 23
Act on the Lead Measuresp. 44
Keep a Compelling Scoreboardp. 65
Create a Cadence of Accountabilityp. 77
Installing 4DX with Your Team
What to Expectp. 105
Focus on the Wildly Importantp. 118
Act on the Lead Measuresp. 136
Keep a Compelling Scoreboardp. 155
Create a Cadence of Accountabilityp. 171
Automating 4DXp. 194
Installing 4DX in Your Organization
Best Practices from the Bestp. 209
Focusing the Organization on the Wildly importantp. 235
Rolling Out 4DX Across the Organizationp. 251
4DX Frequently Asked Questionsp. 286
Bringing it Homep. 286
So, Now What?p. 294
Glossaryp. 297
Notesp. 303
Acknowledgmentsp. 307
Indexp. 311
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