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Thursday, August 10, 2006

The 4 Disciplines of Execution - Part 4

I have edited the last 3 postings on this topic because I noticed that while I described everything about the Disciplines, I never listed the Disciplines themselves. Sorry for the confusion. Like I said, I updated the prior postings, and have listed the 4 Disciplines below.

They are:

1 - Focus on the Wildy Important

2 - Create a Compelling Scorecard

3 - Translate Lofty Goals into Specific Actions

4 - Hold Each Other Accountable - All of the Time


Discipline 4 - Hold Each Other Accountable - All of the Time

"Knowing others are counting on you raises your level of committment"

Maintaining commitment to the goal requires frequent team accountability. Traditional Staff meetings won't suffice. You need a better process for engaging the team and reporting on results - the WIG Session.

Key Things to Remember

* Wildly important goals - focus is on WIGs, real work gets done, team focused.
* Triage reporting - quick reporting, socre board reviewed, follow-through, successes celebrated.

* Finding Third Alternatives - problem solving, 1+1=3, wisdom of group.

* Clearing the path - a stroke of the pen for me, "A+" behavior, asking for help.

Click here to read a short article about the 4 Disciplines of Execution wrtiten by Stephen Covey

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