The 4 Disciplines of Execution® course is part of the Principle-Centered Leadership™ Program.
While The 4 Disciplines of Execution course cannot be taken as a stand-alone course, it can be taken as part of the full Principle-Centered Leadership program. This 16-week program (4 total courses) will help you master more than 30 leadership skills, as well as empower you to become a principle-centered leader.
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Execute strategic goals with discipline.
Establish a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing your most important priorities in the midst of the whirlwind.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is not theory. It is a proven set of practices that have been tested and refined by hundreds of organizations and thousands of teams over many years. When leaders adhere to these disciplines, they achieve superb results, regardless of the goal. 4DX represents a new way to think and work that is essential to thriving in today’s competitive climate. While it’s common to study strategy at educational institutions, very few leaders understand how to successfully execute while maintaining the relentless “whirlwind” of day-to-day activity presented in this course.
“People who try to push too many goals at once usually wind up doing a mediocre job on all of them. You can ignore the principle of focus, but it won’t ignore you.”
“You ignore the urgent, it can kill you today. It’s also true, however, that if you ignore the important, it can kill you tomorrow.”
“There will always be more good ideas than you and your teams have the capacity to execute. Nothing is more counterintuitive for a leader than saying no to a good idea, and nothing is a bigger destroyer of focus than always saying yes.”
“Once you’ve decided what to do as a leader, your biggest challenge is in getting people to execute it at the level of excellence you need.”
“People play differently when they are keeping score. It’s not about you keeping score for them.”“Once you’ve decided what to do as a leader, your biggest challenge is in getting people to execute it at the level of excellence you need.”
“Many teams have multiple goals—sometimes dozens, all of which are priority one. Of course, that means that nothing is priority one.”
“Human beings are genetically hardwired to do one thing at a time with excellence.”
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The 4 Disciplines of Execution® course is part of the Principle-Centered Leadership™ Program.Part of PCL Program
Based on the Book
The 4 Disciplines of Execution® book was published in 2012 and written by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling. It has sold nearly 1 million copies and was awarded the #1 Business Besteller by the Wallstreet Journal.Download Book Summary
The course will develop leaders with the following outcomes:
- Create precise focus by identifying the most important objective or goal.
- Generate definitive actions that enable teams to establish a standard for performance.
- Identify lead measures that are both predictable and measurable.
- Build a reporting process that is created by your team to create vision and clarity.
- Manage individual performers in a way that holds each other accountable to results.
- Establish a “winnable game” that creates high engagement from each team member.
The following leadership skills are addressed in this course:
- Goal Achievement
- Holding Others Accountable
- Setting Strategy
- Decision Making
- Aligning Systems
- Performance Management
- Building Culture
Experience the 4DX online course by completing eight learning modules at your own pace. The course not only introduces organizational management and execution strategy, but will also help you create actual work plans for your current role.
“The 4 Disciplines of Execution offers more than theories for making strategic organizational change. The authors explain not only the ‘what’ but also ‘how’ effective execution is achieved. They share numerous examples of companies that have done just that, not once, but over and over again. This is a book that every leader should read!”
“What Six Sigma and Lean are to manufacturing, The 4 Disciplines of Execution is to executing your strategy. 4DX is a practical methodology that can solve every leader’s #1 challenge: execution.”
“Many of the foundational values of Marriott are embodied within The 4 Disciplines of Execution. By utilizing this process inside our organization, our leaders and teams have been able to set and achieve extraordinary goals, which have had a significant impact on making ‘Our Guests’ Experience’ truly remarkable. Any organization can create these same kinds of breakthrough results if they apply the principles and processes taught in this book!”
“The State of Georgia had unprecedented success as a result of implementing the principles outlined in The 4 Disciplines of Execution. We certified hundreds of leaders to take the disciplines to every department, achieving unprecedented results in customer service, quality improvement, and cost reduction. These execution principles are a must for any government agency that is seeking to be world class.”
“Customers are loyal to a brand when they can trust it to deliver a consistently outstanding experience. This requires the commitment of everyone up and down the organization to innovate new ways to economically delight customers, so they become promoters. The 4 Disciplines of Execution offers a proven process for engaging the hearts and minds of every employee toward this vital goal. I highly recommend this book to any leader committed to making customer loyalty a mission-critical goal.”
“In a business world where the essence of leadership centers around strategy, this book highlights the true requirements of any organization to focus on the principles of execution. At The Ritz-Carlton, I believe the only way to strengthen operational excellence is through flawless execution. The application of Focus, Leverage, Engagement and Accountability, as discussed in The 4 Disciplines of Execution, are key to our success and make exceptional reading for today’s business leaders.”
“The 4 Disciplines of Execution book contains principles and processes that do indeed work. I do believe that ‘execution excellence’ is the ultimate competitive differential of this decade. As we have partnered with FranklinCovey to apply the methodology and process globally throughout our organization, it has not only had a significant impact on our organization’s business results, but it has been transformational for me as a leader, both personally and professionally.”