The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a video that discusses the whirlwind we all feel when running our own business. This book by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney and Jim Huling focuses on creating a more proactive business plan. Covey points out that most business analysis is done in hind-sight by looking at things that have already happened. This causes a reactive force within a business to make decisions to try to change a previous outcome.
Next Door has really enjoyed working with Sean Covey on marketing the release of his book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution. In fact, we believe in this book so much that we want to give you the secrets of moving through these four disciplines to engage in a more proactive business structure.
1. Focus on the Wildly Important Goal
Define goals in straight-forward terms. Example: Kennedy setting the goal to walk on the moon within the decade. From x to y by z.
2. Act on the Lead Measure
Follow the lead measure, not the lag measure. Example: Counting Calories (proactive) versus just stepping on the scale and measuring pounds (reactive)
3. Create a compelling scoreboard
Create a scoreboard for the player, not the coach. It needs to feel like a game and be compelling.
Hold a meeting at the same time each week to discuss the wildly important goal, the act, and the scoreboard. Do not focus on the whirlwind.
Watch the 4 Disciplines of Execution video here.
For more information, check out the 4 Disciplines blog here.