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Author: Chris McChesney, Jim Huling Narrator: Chris McChesney, Jim Huling Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781442346444
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An insightful new work from the multimillion-copy bestselling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization based on their work with hundreds of thousands of employees and large companies to unveil the essential disciplines proven to help businesses and individuals realize their most important goals.

A publishing phenomenon, Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization have become one of the most respected brands in the highly competitive world of thought leadership in business. In his latest work, Covey lays out an unprecedented plan for goal-realization that will revolutionize the way we approach our dreams.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution provides a simple, proven formula for achieving the goals that every individual or organization needs to reach. From Marriott to the U.S. Navy, Covey and his team have worked with more than 200,000 people in hundreds of organizations to improve performance, identifying and honing four secrets of perfect execution: Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on the Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; and Create a Cadence of Accountability. By allowing teams to separate those urgent tasks that demand attention merely to keep a company alive—called the “whirlwind”—from new, “wildly important” goals that promise to break new ground, these disciplines empower leaders to accomplish what is by far the most difficult aspect of creating results: executing a strategy that requires a change in behavior. Simply put, this is a work that no business, however small or large, can afford to pass up. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution methodology and process, contained in this book, have been extremely helpful to our organization. It has allowed us to align and cascade out wildly important goals throughout our teams, which has resulted in an increase in employee engagement and improved client service and project delivery.”

    Andrew Frawley, president, Epsilon

  • “Each person comes to this world packed with unlimited capacity…In The 4 Disciplines of Execution, the authors have captured the principles and procedures that are key to human achievement.”

    Mohammed Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner

  • “A practical guide for organizational success…provides a simple, actionable approach for success at all levels of any organization…the 4DX process truly creates proactive momentum and sustainable results.”

    Matt Oldroyd, president and CEO, Partsmaster

  • “Well done! Disciplined leveraging of this work will profoundly help raise the standard of executional excellence in any and all organizations.”

    Douglas R. Conant, New York Times bestselling author 

  • “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.”

    Sonny Perdue, Governor of Georgia, 2003–2011

  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution helps leaders, teams, and front line employees to narrow their focus and spend their time executing those things that will bring the highest return for their organization and customers. This book is a must read for any leader who wants to achieve that which is extraordinary in their company!”

    Diana Thomas, US vice president of training and learning development, Hamburger University, McDonalds

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karri | 1/26/2014

    " I can see how implementing this approach in an organization could be a game-changer, providing leadership is unified, well-informed and supportive of the 4 disciplines. I really like the approach of empowering individuals and team-driven accountability. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/12/2014

    " If you lead a team this is a great book to get you focuses and moving forward. Excellent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 1/11/2014

    " Everyone who leads a team should read this book -- especially those who are having difficulties getting past the urgent tasks to get the important projects done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/11/2014

    " Wow! What an eye-opening read. Like most powerful insights, the thinking behind this book seems so obvious once it's laid out in front of you, and puzzles you as to why you've never read anything like it before. Now the tough part is going to be living it! I'll give it my best shot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 12/14/2013

    " Pretty basic - Ram Chram on execution is better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 6/8/2013

    " Through simple techniques, this book has already helped me in the workplace. I hope to apply these principles in further areas of work and other goal setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/5/2013

    " I think 4DX will be useful to me not only in my professional life, but in my personal life as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 1/7/2013

    " Normally, I love Sean Covey's stuff, but some of this was not what I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 8/14/2012

    " Worth a try, for sure. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul | 7/26/2012

    " This a the wheel in the rat race, do more with less, focus on the bosses task and be accountable for it. Enjoy the stress "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheri | 7/23/2012

    " Read this for work not for fun so that's why only a 2 rating. Bad timing using Lance Armstrong as a great example for someone achieving their WIG. At year end will our WIG be achieved because of implementation or because the market picked up? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suckeffect | 6/14/2012

    " The 4 Disciplines is an "easy to say, hard to do" framework for focus and execution. The book offers illustration and analysis that will empower you to bring this principles to work and create a cadence of accountability with your team. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 4/17/2012

    " Okay. Learnt a few things. Gathered a good quote. "

About the Author

Chris McChesney is the global practice leader of execution for FranklinCovey and one of the primary developers of The 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s ongoing design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has achieved extraordinary growth in many countries around the globe and impacted hundreds of organizations.

About the Narrator

Jim Huling is the managing consultant for FranklinCovey’s The 4 Disciplines of Execution. His career spans more than three decades of corporate leadership, from Fortune 500 organizations to privately held companies, including serving as CEO of a company recognized as one of the “25 Best Companies to Work for in America.” Prior to joining FranklinCovey, he was one of the first leaders to adopt The 4 Disciplines of Execution.