When people visualise Leadership, and related skills, they picture vision building, organisational development, seamless adoption of ideas, team performance improvement and personal development, among many things. Though the reality of the matter calls to go beyond big ideas towards efficient execution and bottom line development. At Trainers Toolbox, we discovered a book that seem to answer this question : The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals written by Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education, Jim Hulling, Managing Consultant for FranklinCovey’s 4 Discipline of Execution, and Chris McChesney, National Execution Practice Leader for FranklinCovey.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution® (4DX®) is a methodology that helps organisations close the execution gap. They are precise rules devised for translating strategy into action at all levels of an organisation. It is based on timeless, universal principles of human effectiveness, and on deep insights into why organisations fail to achieve their objectives.
In other words, the first discipline calls to focus on the wildly important goal. Extraordinary results can only be achieved when what matters most is clear. As simple as this principle may sound, few leaders ever master it. 4DX teaches why focus is so critical and how to overcome your biggest source of resistance.
The second discipline require to act on the lead measures. With unlimited time and resources, anyone could accomplish anything. Unfortunately, organisational challenges are usually the opposite: accomplish more with less. 4DX shows leaders where they can find real leverage and how to use it to produce extraordinary results.
The discipline 3 highlight engagement: Keep a compelling scorecard. Every team member has the authority to make things happen, but organisations want more than that – they thrive when they can harvest performances passion and engagement can produce. 4DX enables leaders to rise from authority-driven compliance to passion-driven commitment in themselves and the people they lead.
The last discipline calls for creating accountability. No matter how brilliant the plan or how important the goal, nothing will happen until each organisation members involved follow through with consistent action. 4DX brings the practices that drive accountability and follow through, despite a whirlwind of competing priorities.
When applied, the 4 Disciplines produce extraordinary results by tapping the desire to win that exists in every individual. The 4DX has been used in tens of thousands of organisations worldwide, including schools, districts, and state-level education departments.
How would you give it a try on your next project?