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The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Written by: Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling
Narrated by: Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling
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An insightful new work from the multimillion-copy best-selling 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2012 FranklinCovey Co. All rights reserved. (P)2012 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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" The 4 Disciplines of Execution offers more than theories for making strategic organizational change. The authors explain not only the 'what' but also 'how' effective execution is achieved. They share numerous examples of companies that have done just that, not once, but over and over again. This is a book that every leader should read!" (Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma)

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Perfect for Business or Personal

The content is very good to excellent. 4DX is applicable to business or personal goal setting. Extremely effective is helping you get specific on the most important goal that you would like to accomplish. It helps you articulate exactly what you want.
I do recommend this book!

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Unabridged?

This audiobook is abridged. I started listening and following the Kindle text and there are portions left out in the audible file. This is annoying, it interrupts the flow, as I have to constantly stop and find out where the audio file jumps to in the text. This supposed to be an Unabridged Audiobook according to audible.

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I gained so much from this book!

great content clearly spelled out. personal stories a bit too long however important to the process. I will be using this and resisting this audio book regularly.

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great book

very informative book. the 4DX system has been implemented into my business. This book explains the effectiveness of the system.

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Solid outline/ instruction on strategic planning

Really good read. Solid direction on identifying the wildly important goals; implementing Lead and Lag metrics; creating a visual scoreboard; and how to sustain.

Highly recommend. Even good for building in your own personal direction and life.


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Just a really long infomercial in book form

I was expecting more in-depth content. it went over the basic steps and then tried to sell you on these principles.

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Outstanding book - life chaning approach

Excellent book - wonderful to listen - life changing - at work and personal. Highly recommend it

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