The 4 Disciplines of Execution®

The 4 Disciplines

Building roadmaps to achieve your business-critical goals.

Chris McChesney, Jim Huling, and Sean Covey collaborated to author this #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller. The 4 Disciplines of Execution creates a winnable game. They give you the power to execute on your most important goals in the face of competing priorities and distractions. 


The 4 Disciplines of Execution is not a 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 a company or an individual adheres to these disciplines, they achieve superb results, regardless of the goal. The disciplines are powerful yet simple. They are not, however, simplistic. They can be challenging to apply and sustain as they require us to work differently than we normally do. 



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The 4 Disciplines of Execution®



Discipline 1: Focus on The Wildly Important

Exceptional execution starts with narrowing the focus— clearly identifying what must be done, or nothing else you achieve really matters much.  




Discipline 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 fanatically. 




Discipline 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. 




Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability

Each team engages in a simple weekly process that highlights successes, analyzes failures, and course-corrects as necessary, creating the ultimate performance-management system.  



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The 4 Disciplines of Execution®

This organization-wide transformation process teaches and sustains the behaviors necessary to execute the most important goals. It ensures that managers and employees identify and execute their highest priorities through focusing on the Wildly Important Goals, translating top goals into specific actions, creating a compelling scoreboard, and holding each other accountable. 




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The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of “the whirlwind.” The 4 Disciplines of Execution 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. The 4 Disciplines of Execution represents a new way of thinking and working that is essential to thriving in today’s competitive climate.