In this interview, they review the 4 disciplines of execution, why it’s 4DX shows leaders where they can find real leverage and how to use it to. The 4 Disciplines of Execution® (4DX) is a methodology that helps close the execution gap. It is based on universal principles of human. How would consistent execution impact, you, your team, and your Discipline 1: Focus on the Wildly Important .. W. B. B. B. Implementing the 4DX System.

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Basically, the more you try to do, the less you actually accomplish. Skip to secondary content. The discipline of accountability.

Home About Contact Me. What are some of the difficulties in executing a WIG? You have the authority to make things happen, but you want more than that — you want the performance that only passion and engagement can produce. Or did it go down quietly over time, suffocated by the whirlwind?

The discipline of focus. If a team focuses on two or even three goals beyond the demands of their whirlwind, they can often accomplish them.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Confronted with so many goals the team members will stop listening let alone executing. Tell me about the whirlwind and what can be done about it. The whirlwind is urgent and it acts on you and everyone working for you every minute of every day.


Focusing on the wildly important means narrowing the number of goals you are attempting to accomplish beyond the exfcution demands of your whirlwind. We call it the whirlwind.

And the data just keeps coming in. How do you avoid the ‘whirlwind’ to keep focused on your own goals? The fundamental principle at work in Discipline 1 is that discuplines beings are genetically hardwired to do one thing at a time with excellence.

As simple as this principle may sound, few leaders ever master it. The discipline of engagement. Extraordinary results can only be achieved when you are clear about what matters most.

Master the 4 Disciplines of Execution

There are four fxecution we always ask when determining if a scoreboard is likely to be compelling to the players:. Please share, but don’t repost in its entirety. The best way to understand the whirlwind is to remember the last important initiative in your organization that launched well and then died.

Unfortunately, your challenge is usually the opposite: Most of this data is in the form of lag measures accompanied by historical trends, forward projections, and detailed financial analysis.

In fact, you may be thinking that you already have a scoreboard, or even lots of scoreboards, all captured in complex spreadsheets inside your computer.


You talk about the leadership challenge of focus. Think about it this way: It charts the course and sets the direction. And these same concepts can be applied to achieve your personal goals. However, if they set four to ten goals, our experience has been that they will achieve only one or two.

4 Disciplines of Execution

What are some of the pitfalls leaders fall into when trying to install a scoreboard? You talk about keeping a compelling scoreboard under Discipline 3. This is a stark, inescapable principle that we all live with. The challenge exeecution executing your most important goals in the midst of the urgent!

Master the 4 Disciplines of Execution

How did the end come? Somewhere along the way, most leaders forget this. Focus on the wildly important requires you to go against your basic wiring disiplines a leader and focus on less so that your team can achieve more. After reading the book, I followed up with 4sx Jim Huling to delve into the material. Despite this desire, they continue to find themselves with too many competing priorities, pulling their teams in too many different directions.