Creating a culture of execution means embedding four basic disciplines into every level of your institution:
1. Focus on the Wildly Important
Exceptional execution starts with narrowing the focus—clearly identifying what needs to get done.
2. Act on the Lead Measures
Twenty percent of activities produce eighty percent of results. The highest predictors of goal achievement are the 80/20 activities that are identified and codified into individual actions and tracked methodically.
3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard
People and teams play differently when they are keeping score, and the right kind of scoreboards motivate the players to win.
4. Create a Cadence of Accountability
Great performers thrive in a culture of accountability that is frequent, positive, and self-directed. Each team engages in a simple weekly process that highlights successes, analyzes failures, and course-corrects as necessary, creating the ultimate performance-management system.