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“Seventy percent of strategic failures are due to poor execution of leadership. It’s rarely for lack of smarts or vision.”
RAM CHARAN, EXECUTION: THE DISCIPLINE OF GETTING THINGS DONE
Our Research Shows That Execution Breaks Down In Four Ways:
Managers and teams don’t know the goal
Our research has shown that only 15 percent of employees actually know their organization’s most important goals—either there are no goals or they have too many goals.
Managers teams don’t know how to achieve the goal
Too many people don’t know what critical activities provide the greatest leverage to achieving team goals.
They don’t keep score
Our research shows that most workers don’t know what the key measures of success are, and they don’t measure and track the specific behaviors that lead to goal accomplishment.
They are not held accountable
Our research shows that fewer than 10 percent of people meet with their manager at least monthly to discuss their progress on work goals.
Establish a clear line of sight to your wildly important goals
It takes incredible discipline to execute a strategic goal in any organization. But it takes even more discipline to do so again and again. Creating a culture of execution means embedding four basic disciplines into your organization. At every level, individuals, leaders, and teams need to institutionalize a common approach.
The purpose of The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Manager Certification is not just for business management strategy, but to help managers create actual work plans.
The 4 Disciplines of Execution®
Focus on the Wildly Important
Exceptional execution starts with narrowing the focus— clearly identifying what must be done, or nothing else you achieve really matters much.
Act on the Lead Measures
Twenty percent of activities produce eighty percent of results. The highest predictors of goal achievement are the 80/20 activities that are identified and codified into individual actions and tracked fanatically.
Keep a Compelling Scoreboard
People and teams play differently when they are keeping score, and the right kind of scoreboards motivate the players to win.
Create a Cadence of Accountability
Great performers thrive in a culture of accountability that is frequent, positive, and self-directed. Each team engages in a simple weekly process that highlights successes, analyzes failures, and course-corrects as necessary, creating the ultimate performance-management system.
Engagng Teams in Uncertain Times- Webcast
In this session will discuss how you can leverage The 4 Disciplines of Execution®, supported by our research over almost 300,000 employees, to ensure resilience, focus and sustainable results amidst uncertainty. Creating a clear and common purpose will be a key focus of the conversation, as we share best practice for empowering your teams to embrace responsibility and unite their activity in shared endeavour towards one wildly important goal.
Executing in Uncertainty and Complexity- Whitepaper
In this whitepaper bestselling author and strategy execution expert Chris McChesney outlines how The 4 Disciplines of Execution® can help leaders drive results, even during uncertain and ambiguous times. Learn how to clarify goals and take the complexity out of achieving them.
Strategy, Set, Go: Drive Your Goals Forward- Live-Online Event
If there was one time most organisations could do with a breakthrough, it’s now. However, a good idea and dedicated workforce will only take you so far; big-picture priorities require a new way of doing things in place. In this session you will be introduced to The 4 Disciplines of Execution®: how to implement them, what they achieve and why their simple principles profoundly affect performance- regardless of industry or crisis.