What is the Secret to Getting Things Done, On Time, With Excellence? Focus on the Critical!
In business, survival depends on meeting objectives. Most failures in organizations today are not the result of a lack of smarts, they are caused by a lack of execution — things just don’t get done. Defining a clear strategy and setting goals is one thing, sticking to strategy and meeting those goals is quite another.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution teaches how to focus on your top priorities and get the critical things accomplished. Whether you are a member of a team, lead a team, or lead an entire organization, this workshop will equip you to deliver on your top priorities consistently.
Stephen R. Covey’s 4 Disciplines of Execution are:
- Focus on the Wildly Important – Great leaders are totally clear on the “Wildly Important Goals.”
- Act on the Lead Measures – Great leaders invest their energies in the few activities that have the most impact on the WIGs.
- Keep a Compelling Scoreboard – Great Leaders know at every moment if they are winning.
- Create a Cadence of Accountability – Great leaders regularly and frequently account to each other for their commitments.
Each discipline includes a business principle, old thinking, new thinking, and a metaphor that further clarifies the learning.
Executing strategic goals is the greatest challenge in business today. Aligning the organization’s work teams with your most important objectives is a never-ending battle. In addition, keeping teams engaged and focused on the top goals is critical. Imagine an organization where every team—from senior leadership to the front line—is focused on the most important priorities and committed to achieving the Wildly Important Goals.