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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Revised and Updated

By: Chris McChesney,Sean Covey,Jim Huling,Scott Thele,Beverly Walker
Narrated by: Sean Covey,Chris McChesney,Jim Huling,Scott Thele
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Publisher's Summary

For fans of Good to Great and The First 90 Days, The 4 Disciplines of Execution is the book “every leader should read” (Clayton Christensen, Professor, Harvard Business School, and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma) for creating lasting organizational change. A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller with more than 500,000 copies sold, The 4 Disciplines of Execution will radically change your business.

4DX® is not theory. It is a proven set of practices that represents a new way of thinking essential to thriving in today’s competitive climate, making this 2nd edition a book that no business leader can afford to miss. 

The 2nd Edition provides more than 30 percent new content, including insight on topics such as:

  • How 4DX impacts leaders of leaders.
  • The one metric that sustains execution for the long term.
  • Three leadership mindsets required for strategic commitment.
  • Utilizing technology for compelling executive scoreboards.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution are used by more than 100,000 teams around the world in business, government, and education, and are changing how teams and organizations achieve their most important goals. 

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind. By following the 4 Disciplines—Focus on the Wildly Important; Act on Lead Measures; Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; Create a Cadence of Accountability—leaders can produce breakthrough results, even when executing the strategy requires a significant change in behavior from their teams.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, Jim Huling, and Scott Thele (P)2012, 2021 FranklinCovey Co. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Simple implementable ideas but problems with the supporting resources

Simple implementable ideas but I had problems accessing the supporting resources. Lots of great examples demonstrating how the disciplines work in vArious different teams. However, the URLs mentioned in the audio did not work. Think would have also been better to put the links in the attached PDF as I spent a lot of time finding and replaying to find the links for the extra resources that then didn’t work. I did email Franklin Covey who did at least reply with the correct links

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Probably best to read rather than listen

The concepts here are great. Of course this book by definition is useless without action. I suspect the disciplines are hard to implement without considerable practice and coaching. Nevertheless, great methodology, I just wish I was reading this book with notepad and pen, rather than listening whilst exercising.

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Great Material - One Reader is Distracting In Perf

I love the content. The production is moderate. One author/reader put too much voice inflection in his performance. Jim Huling is a great mind and enthusiastic but his enthusiasm was distracting to the point that I couldn't concentrate on the material content. I probably would need to purchase the physical book to overcome this. as a note, I listen and learn through audio books extensively.

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What a great discipline!

If you are looking to totally focus on performing on important goals, this is for you

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Annoying reading

The Authors who also perform this audiobook have an annoying tendency to inject small laughs into their sentences “you know, to keep the mood light and positive”. This is an annoying idiosyncrasy that seems fake to me. Once you hear it you can’t not hear it. Principles are great though. I would prefer to read it rather than this annoying audible performance.

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Finally completed my first ever WIG...

It took me longer to complete the book (reading earlier) , but as I started to listen then it took me just 3 days to finish off. (thanks to Audible)
Nicely narrated by authors, easy to understand with self experience which I was able to relate. Last, one of my manager back from 2006-2007 who gave mantra as 'EXECUTE, EXECUTE AND EXECUTE ', this book give me more clarity which I missed years back.

Must read to clear Strategy vs Execution.

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Interesting

So many topics covered here that I have contemplated for decades. this helped galvanize my thinking. the reference to the PDF was my one negative observation... perhaps it's impossible to avoid, but I consume audio because time is limited and audio+exercise = healthy mind & body. the PDF references make the equation somewhat challenging. Still a solid concept. Well done.

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Not worth it

I thought people were exaggerating about the narration being terrible… It WAS terrible, at best! I couldn’t understand what the authors thought was funny the whole time that they had to make those smirky annoying laughs while reading the book.
Now about the book, the information & concepts in the book are useful but they’re nothing new if you are a professional.

I don’t recommend this book.

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Great business tool

Tough as only an audio book. Need the pdf along with the book. Very applicable content. I need to read again to absorb everything.

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An excellent execution framework

Much like The Great Game of Business but perhaps with even better vocabulary. This material is perfect for getting a team on the same page and representing what it takes to stay focused on what matters.

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What is wrong with readers these days..?

This read is trying so hard and is simply annoying. I can’t listen to this. Returning the book for a refund.

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  • 08-12-21

Just terrible

I wouldn’t have read beyond the first chapter if I wasn’t forced to read this for work.