Summary of The 4 Disciplines of Execution Who is this summary for? The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney is an excellent guide to removing the distractions of the day-to-day tasks in your day job and being able to focus on ‘Wildly Important Goals' and execute these excellently. McChesney produces a straightforward and actionable step-by-step guide that could transform the way you and your team work. Great for anyone looking for a little bit of guidance in the workplace and particularly useful for anyone in a leadership position. Chris McChesney began his career working with Stephen R. Covey within the Franklin Covey organisation. McChesney has dedicated his work to helping organisations achieve the results they are after by improving their execution. His book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution has been hugely successful and was a Wall Street Journal #1 National Best Seller. McChesney has become well known for his high-energy keynote speeches and presentations. McChesney lives with his wife and has seven children. As the title suggests, McChesney outlines what he considers to be the 4 most important disciplines for executing tasks and hitting goals. This summary will cover each of the 4 disciplines and discuss how they can be enacted. The first discipline we will cover is focusing on the wildly important. Discipline two covers acting on the lead measures followed by discipline three: keeping a compelling scoreboard. Finally, we’ll cover discipline four: creating a cadence of accountability. "The real enemy of execution is your day job! We call it the whirlwind. It’s the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis; and ironically, it’s also the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new. The whirlwind robs from you the focus required to move your team forward." Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling, authors of The 4 Disciplines of Execution, are definitely on to something when they pinpoint “the whirlwind” as the main detractor of execution success. And they spend the entirety of their excellent book detailing just how to avoid the trap of the daily grind. Achieving your “wildly important goals” through mindful execution is key. Their combined business experience is impressive. All leaders at Franklin Covey with decades of business know-how, these guys “completed more than fifteen hundred implementations of the 4 Disciplines (4DX) before they were ready to write this book” and they have created a set of tools that can be useful for a single person, small business, or large international company. It doesn’t hurt that “4 Disciplines” is a #1 business bestseller recommended by The Wall Street Journal. Or, that the book leads with pages of endorsements by the likes of author Stephen R. Covey, and CEOs of companies like Kroger, Wegmans, and the Campbell Soup Company, and even Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Mohammed Yunus. This is an impressive book, years in the making. What I particularly liked about this book is that it is about taking action on your strategic goals, not developing more theory. There are four clear roadmaps to help you overcome the “whirlwind” of the day-to-day work that keeps leaders, and teams, from executing the programs that drive real change. The Four Disciplines are: Focus on the Wildly Important. Act on the Lead Measures. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard. Create a Cadence of Accountability. So, how do you begin to create the mindset that will help you take action on the four? Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.