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The 4 Disciplines of Execution Audiobook

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Focus on the Wildly Important
  • Act on the Lead Measures
  • Keep a Compelling Scoreboard
  • Create a Cadence of Accountability
By allowing teams to separate those urgent tasks that demand attention merely to keep a company alive—called 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 work that no business, however small or large, can afford to pass up.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2012 FranklinCovey Co. (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    "Great book if you have a hard time setting goals"
    If you could sum up The 4 Disciplines of Execution in three words, what would they be?

    Truly very helpful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how they go into detail to help you get started in getting your team on board with these ideas. Very helpful if your teams have been struggling to attain certain goals.


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    Melissa M. Garrison 04-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    Good read. Great concepts. Glad I went for the abridged version. couldn't imagine a need for 5 more hours of this book in the full version.

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    William United States 07-23-12
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    Where does The 4 Disciplines of Execution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?


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    Covey does it again! Great insight and useful templates to put together a real program for my team to work on their wildly important goals. I was able to put this to actual practice with my team and set standards for following up on our most important issues we face to make our company and team work more efficiently.

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    Kristen 05-09-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a great book that simplifies the very complex topic of improving execution.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm buying this book for my team!

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    Jeriden 06-25-17
    Jeriden 06-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent book"

    The abridged version is easy to listen to and understand. The 4 disciplines are well explained. I'm eager to put these into action with my team.

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    James Lissaint Beijing, China 02-28-17
    James Lissaint Beijing, China 02-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    I have learned a lot from this book and I believe I have found the missing link to push my business to the next level.

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    Tamyra Stusick 02-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Principles are fantastic"

    I loved the simplicity of the principles and the playbook the authors provided for executing them to achieving our goals - thanks!

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    Shaka 01-17-17
    Shaka 01-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book very practical"

    I really like how this book gives you practical application many books just theorize but this book shows you how to put it into practice. I put into practice the advantage by Patrick L. And I believe that both work well together.

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    Christy Largent California USA 01-05-17
    Christy Largent California USA 01-05-17 Member Since 2013

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    I liked how practical and applicable this book was. I'm already implementing their ideas. The concept of being crystal clear on what's really going to move the needle and then tracking it in an ongoing way really resonates with me.

    If you're looking for a way to accomplish what matters most to you this year, I believe this book will help you stay on track and achieve your goals.

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    Craig 11-28-16
    Craig 11-28-16
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    "Best execution book available"

    Fantastic book, highly applicable to entrepreneurship with the power to truly impact execution and results.

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    "pretty spectacular!"
    If you could sum up The 4 Disciplines of Execution in three words, what would they be?

    Within 25 minutes this was hitting the nail on the head. WILDLEY IMPORTANT GOALS. Must read find out for yourself if you own a business it will help.


    What other book might you compare The 4 Disciplines of Execution to, and why?

    grant car done 10x your life.


    What about Sean Covey’s performance did you like?

    easy to follow, good speed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    at my leisure.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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