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I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Sean Covey, Jim Huling and 4DX shows leaders where they can find real leverage and how to use. 4DX. Sean Covey is president of FranklinCovey, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and author of The Leader in Me: How Schools. Franklin Covey 4DX. The 4 Disciplines of Execution are all about producing great results. The disciplines point from right to left because great teams execute.

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The Covey organization used The 4 Disciplines of Execution 4DX with their own clients for years, refining their approach and coveu anecdotes and success stories along the way.

I had a handful of questions and concerns on topics that seemed to get short shrift, like whether any of Covey’s clients experienced entire departments opting out of 4DX, or what it was like to have individuals just sort of fizzle out and recede to the wallpaper I enjoyed the reading.

I haven’t tried to implement this yet as a manager, but I think this will be very helpful and the colleagues I’ve talked to so far d4x. It was an odd recommendation, because most business books I read have a focus coey people and building great corporate culture i.

4 Disciplines of Execution

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The approach is simple enough to actually be usable in an organization and it directly 4ds what I think is the problem with all YABRs, follow through. The wildly important goals that you should put your daily energy into I recommend this book for helping people who want to stay focused, accomplished and organized!

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I’ve read 4dd lot of leadership and development books, but I have to say this one gave me renewed clarity at a vital time. People aren’t robots, so you can’t just say “let’s increase performance! What one thing in your business would have the highest impact if it changed? The worksheets help jump-start the Four 4d, offering helpful tips not included on the audio portion.


I would say this is most valuable for people who are in the higher echelons of their companies i. I expect 4DX helps me achieve my goals I’ll give it a try for sure. The 4 disciplines are: Winning the game feels great. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney

That observation primed me to embrace everything in this book–I’d already stumbled a tiny version of it myself. I’ll start off by saying I am probably not the target audience for this book.

He was older, but one or two of his younger brothers. Published April 24th by Free Press first published October 1st Dec 12, Ines Azzam rated it really liked it Shelves: As is almost always the case when authors read their own works, the quality of the narration varies, but the narration is certainly clearly presented and expertly produced. Their lessons seem plausible. Books by Chris McChesney. I am very familiar with the FranklinCovey business model could probably vomit on demand each of the 7-habits and business strategy approach.

I am currently reading this book.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

Be the first to ask a question about The 4 Disciplines of Execution. Good book to reinforce, remind or present how to not be taken by “the whirlwind” and being accountable by the goals you want to achieve. Through simple techniques, this book has already helped me in the workplace. The day to day urgent activities that prevent you from working on your true strategy 2-WIG I had to read this for work.


I presented the issue, other team members proposed solutions, we agreed on measurable leading indicators, tallied our progress visually, and that focused our actions, making a huge difference in helping us achieve our goal. It’s a keeper on the bookshelf; something to refer to again and again when the whirlwinds of life get in the way of achieving your goals. If you really want to address getting things done and are willing to dedicate resources and time, this is a good approach.

There are two concepts that will stay with me: Sep 17, Bill rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I always feel better when there are real life businesses being cited. I think most business people will readily identify with the concept of the “whirlwind” and the associated frustration of not being able to focus on the activities that you know will move your business forward.

I have used this approach in real life and it worked. The 4DX approach makes sense in the context of general principles of behavior change, because it gets groups of people working step by step toward meaningful objective goals with frequent feedback. An engaging book about achieving W. But seriously, every time someone brings up WIGs at work without irony, I start to cringe and look covvey a quick exit or hidden bottle of whiskey.

If you are in project management or on a special committee, you may find the system the authors are selling to be helpful.

Like all of the “business religions” there are a lot of good ideas, but you have to actually make time to do things differently. Anyway, the Covey mantle has evidently been passed.