The 4 Disciplines of Execution: The Secret to Getting Things Done, on Time, with Excellence

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: The Secret to Getting Things Done, on Time, with Excellence

by Stephen R. Covey, Chris McChesney

Audio CD(Abridged, 1 CD, 1 hr. 10 min.)

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Executing strategic goals is the greatest challenge in business today. Aligning the organization's work teams with your most important objectives is a never-ending battle. In addition, keeping teams engaged and focused on the top goals is critical. Imagine an organization where every team--from senior leadership to the front line--is focused ont he most important priorities and committed to achieving the Wildly Important Goals. FranklinCovey has studied the topic of execution for several years in thousands of teams and in hundreds of organizations. Our research shows that execution breaks down in four ways:

1. People and teams don't know the goals. Either there are too many goals or the goals aren't clear.
2. People and teams don't know what to do to achieve the goals. The goals are not translatedinto day-to-day activities.
3. People and teams don't keep score. Few can tell at any moment if they are on track to achieve the organization's critical goals.
4. People and teams are not held accountable. For results, employees need relevant and timely feedback and regular accountability.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution will help you eliminate these breakdowns.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933976464
Publisher: Franklin Covey Company
Publication date: 01/15/2008
Edition description: Abridged, 1 CD, 1 hr. 10 min.
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Stephen R. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority and founder of Covey Leadership Center. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard and a doctorate from Brigham Young University, where he was a professor of business of management and organizational behavior for 20 years. His book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effect People, has sold more than 10 million copies and has been translated into 30 languages.


Provo, Utah

Date of Birth:

October 24, 1932

Date of Death:

July 16, 2012

Place of Birth:

Salt Lake City, Utah

Place of Death:

Idaho Falls, ID


B.S., University of Utah, 1950; M.B.A., Harvard University, 1957; Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1976

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