The 4 Disciplines of Execution®
A simple, repeatable formula for executing your most important priorities
Every year, organizations spend more than $30 billion on strategy creation—and more than 80% of those strategies fail. FranklinCovey’s The 4 Disciplines of Execution® methodology provides the framework for organizations seeking to increase strategic execution by creating a culture of high performance.
Impact Your Organization’s Results: Turn Average Employees Into High Performers
Moving your middle will have dramatic results on your organization’s overall performance. Make this shift in your organization.
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Strategy, Set, Go: Deliver Results That Matter in 2024
Although the ways we live and work continue to evolve, the fundamental principles of high performance do not. And yet, there is one thing every leader has experienced: inspiring ideas not reaching their full potential…and not being able to quite identify why.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution in a Nutshell
Discipline 1: Focus on the Wildly Important
This is the discipline of focus. Exceptional execution starts with narrowing the focus—clearly identifying what must be done. Otherwise, nothing else you achieve really matters much.Discipline 1
Discipline 2: Act on the Lead Measures
This is the discipline of leverage. 80% of your results will come from 20% of your activities; are you focusing on the right ones? Discipline 2 is based on the principle that not all actions are created equal. Identify and act on the activities with the highest leverage.Discipline 2
Discipline 3: Keep a Compelling Scoreboard
This is the discipline of engagement. People and teams play differently when they are keeping score, and the right kind of scoreboards motivate the players to win.Discipline 3
Discipline 4: Create a Cadence of Accountability
This is the discipline 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.Discipline 4
Incorporating The 4 Disciplines of Execution® Into Your Organization
Define the Breakthrough
Narrow the focus and create clarity and commitment around a key breakthrough result with executable targets.
Activate Frontline Teams
Unleash and apply everyone’s collective energy towards your key breakthrough result using the 4DX principles and implementation processes. This is a proven process used in more than 4,000 implementations.
Create Organisational Transparency
Utilise a scalable platform (4DX OS) with scoreboards that let everyone know if they’re winning or losing as a team, as individuals, and as an organisation.
Track Execution Pace
Track the pace of progress real time using a metric called XPS (Execution Performance Score) to ensure all your teams are on track to achieving your breakthrough result.