Getting sucked up into the “whirlwind” of everyday business should not prevent you from achieving your dreams. With “The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals,” co-authors Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling teach you their strategy to work toward the big picture without neglecting the small details. Often shortened to the catchy acronym of “4DX,” this title has gained a growing readership and reputation among business professionals. The book has also inspired leaders outside of business ventures to dream big and work toward even their loftiest goals without losing ground on their everyday needs.
Through their consulting work with FranklinCovey Company, these three authors have put their principles to the test for a significant number of clients. This work has helped educators, business executives, government officials, and other leaders focus on their primary objectives. Beyond concentrating on your overall goals, you will learn how to lead with passion. You will also discover what the authors claim to be the best practices to keep everyone on board and accountable. For example, they encourage companies to keep a visual tally of their progress toward their most significant goals for everyone to see.
The authors do promote their consulting services at various points throughout the book. Regardless, they do not hold back any of the information that you need to work their “4DX” system. They point out that you just need to put the work in to get the results. This recipe for success is perfect for guiding a startup company. The sound practices to improve engagement and keep accountability can provide your business with structure and help you to build momentum. Meanwhile, the clear steps can help established companies stay on track as well. It is even possible to adapt some of the leadership methods into managing your family and home life.