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4 Disciplines of Execution : Getting Strategy Done - Sean Covey

4 Disciplines of Execution

Getting Strategy Done

Paperback Published: 1st August 2015
ISBN: 9780857205834
Number Of Pages: 352

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The Four Disciplines of Execution is about a simple, proven formula for reaching the goals you want to reach as a business or individual. In Covey's experience, the thing that most undermines the ability to execute goals is what he calls the Whirlwind: those urgent tasks that must be done simply to keep an organization alive. As Covey shows, the only way to execute new, important goals is to separate those goals from the Whirlwind.

The Four Disciplines allow leaders to create a strategy that requires a change in behaviour, since only by ensuring that everyone on the team understands the goal, knows what to do to reach it and knows whether progress is being made, will a leader produce consistent breakthrough results while sustaining the urgent work of the Whirlwind.

The Four Disciplines of Execution are:

1. Focus on the Wildly Important;
2. Act on the Lead Measures;
3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard;
4. Create a Cadence of Accountability.

For more than a decade FranklinCovey has been studying what it takes to achieve important goals, and in this book they share success stories from a wide range of companies that have implemented the Four Disciplines to result in greater profits, increased market share and improved customer satisfaction. This way of thinking is essential to any company that wants to not only weather, but thrive in this economy.

About the Author

Sean Covey is Sr. Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey, a world renowned organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve greatness. Sean graduated from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and received numerous honors. He is the author of Fourth Down and Life to Go, and the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, which has sold over three million copies and is translated in over 15 languages. He is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups. Sean and his wife Rebecca live with their kids in the Rocky Mountains.

The Effectiveness of Wildly Important Goals


What a great book on building effective team performance. A guide on how to get action moving with the principle of setting and devoting time to Wildly Important Goals. That action that has the most impact for moving the business forward. The principles are applicable in any environment where the pace of day to day means that those "special' activities get lost that can actually change the outcome. A very worthwhile read and recommend to anyone who is looking for ways of improving performance either individually or in their team or business.

Canberra, Australia


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ISBN: 9780857205834
ISBN-10: 0857205838
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st August 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.24

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