I recently had the pleasure of speaking to Sean Covey, Jim Huling and 4DX shows leaders where they can find real leverage and how to use. 4DX. Sean Covey is president of FranklinCovey, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and author of The Leader in Me: How Schools. Franklin Covey 4DX. The 4 Disciplines of Execution are all about producing great results. The disciplines point from right to left because great teams execute.

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I like that the authors discuss the “whirlwind” or daily business tasks that consume us all and indicate upfront that unless the managers me and my boss are willing to block out time to deal with our WIGs Wildly Important Goals the whole things will fall apart.

The Covey organization used The 4 Disciplines of Execution 4DX with their own clients for years, refining their 4ex and collecting anecdotes and success stories along the way.

Nov 08, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Anyway, the Covey mantle has evidently been passed. That observation primed me to embrace everything in this book–I’d already stumbled a tiny version of it myself.

Trying to figure out how to apply them to my team with xovey foci will be challenging but I think it can work. Feb 22, Jamieson rated it liked it.

This is a short and value packed book. It’s been referenced so often recently I felt like there must be a reason, so I finally read it. It’s a unique way to look at reaching business goals.

Aug 28, Nicholas Varady-szabo rated it really liked it. They don’t offer any outside scientific evaluation of their technique but they do offer testimonials from companies that piloted the approach in some locations and not others, with the result that 4DX sites did way better.


Cadence of Accountability p. Feb 01, Darwin8u rated it liked it Shelves: As is almost always the case when authors read their own works, the quality of the narration varies, but the narration is certainly clearly presented and expertly produced.

My wife also worked for the Covey Leadership Center and later FranklinCovey after the merger while I was finishing college. I was easy and quick, and I had lots of insights.

My plan is to chat with the couple of folks I know who have used 4DX in their own organizations, and maybe some of the front line folks who were involved in those vovey. People aren’t robots, so you can’t just say “let’s increase performance! It is a wonderful resource for coovey of a team to use to help identify and cvoey work towards achieving those “wildly important goals.

Jul 28, Gary is currently reading it. I presented the issue, other team members proposed solutions, we agreed on measurable leading indicators, tallied our progress visually, and that focused our actions, making a huge difference in helping us achieve our goal. The authors give examples of the specific wording to use when asking questions, talk about how often to have meetings and for how long and with how many people, etc.

Choose a Wildly Important Goal How to choose: Want to Read saving…. I am very familiar with the FranklinCovey business model could probably vomit on demand each of the 7-habits and business strategy approach.

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It’s a keeper on the bookshelf; something to refer to again and again when the whirlwinds of life get in the way of achieving your goals. And if I’m lucky, a 4DX devotee on Goodreads will leave me a comment with their own perspective on what 4DX takes to work, and how it went, really, for really real.


All too often, leadership training follows a strategic course, with little to no practical application. May 25, Mario Russo rated it it was amazing Shelves: While I’m sure undertaking a full implementation of 4DX would lead to good results, business leaders would be wise to at least grab a hold of the concept of “less is more” when it comes to executing on your goals.

I would say this is most valuable for people who are in the higher echelons of their companies i. I gave it four stars, but really would probably hone that in to 3.

It is a proven set of practices that have been tested and refined by hundreds of organizations and thousands of teams over many years. Conscious Capitalism, The Decoded Company.

But I like the idea of focusing on execution and implementation, and I’m optimistic that this works. May 27, Amber rated it it was ok Shelves: These tactics are based on the authors’ trial-and-error experience consulting with thousands of employees.

I think Stephen R. You have all of these great ideas to improve your business—but how do you actually put them to work?

I really disliked the use of QR codes for videos and extra content mid-page. I picked this book up at just the right time.

I was just starting to try Elance to get freelance projects, and I noticed that whenever I was feeling apathetic or low, instead of getting on Facebook or whatever, I’d find myself writing proposals! This is particularly true when the team can see the direct impact their actions have on the results.