An insightful new work from the multimillion-copy best-selling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization, based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies. It unveils 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:
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Yes...with some conditions.
As a student of strategic planning, leadership, and management, I think I've read just about all of the better volumes on the subject. 4DX is not really "ground breaking". Determine your most important strategic goal, determine how to measure progress, and be accountable to the measures necessary to accomplish it. Now, that being said, I can see how this process will have great value for many (most?) companies and organizations who have trouble focusing on improvement. So I would recommend the book. Just don't expect something world-changing when you do.
Lots of really good uncommon common sense. it's interesting chiefly because following these principles is the only way I've ever really gotten things done. whether in high school or early on working with teams.
when I'd been successful I'd accidentally followed these principles.
For strategic planners, frustrated with the difficulties inherent in executing or implementing your best laid plans this book is not a must-read; it's a MUST DO.
The ideas in this book are dynamite. They make sense; when I'm listening, I want to get up and go and implement them. I've listened to it a few times, and I'll continue to relisten to it whenever I feel I need a reminder on how to set goals and achieve them. I've recommended it to colleagues at work. The reason I don't give it five stars is I don't care for all the readers on it, and because it's a little too much of an advertisement for the company that wrote it. Still, it's definitely worth listening to despite its performance shortcomings.
The abridged version of this audiobook is all you need. I can't imagine what more they would pack into the full version. The abridged version provides you with a breakdown of the 4 diciplines with some nice illustrative stories about their use and pitfalls. Next the book shows you how to put them into practical use. I have found it easy and effective to apply the info within. I recommend this book.
Many of the ideas are applicable across several disciplines and business types.
I actually found the idea of tracking lead and lag measureables a great method of predicting your overall performance. This would obviously help a leader to stay more engaged with the action.
I see a use for these methods in our church and helping to generate growth.
Takes the topic beyond philosophy. Actually provides tools that can be quickly and easily implemented. System will focus teams throughout an organization to be high achievers.
After listening to this book, I didn't have any "AH-HA!" moments but it helped me organize and collect the thousands of thought running through my head. Very easy read, concise, and powerful implications. Considering how short it is, I would strongly recommend picking it up! I have already started utlizing the key points throughout the book for my team and it seems to have some impact, and most importantly, my team has a stronger foundation due to the principles.
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