Summary Of The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals By Chris McChesney and Sean Covey.
This is a super-compressed version of the book “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” that summarizes all the key principles postulated in the original work. The guide is no more potent than the book in inspiring action for goal accomplishment, but is actually devoid of the repetitions and numerous anecdotes contained in the original work, requiring less reading time.
This guide basically introduces you to the 4DX system, a performance-enhancement system suited to both personal and collective project execution. It outlines the guiding principles of each of the 4 disciplines and lays out the information needed for a smooth-sailing implementation of all 4.
However, all the 4 disciplines have accountability at their core. Accountability is held as the most expedient means for ascertaining what area duly demands focus and energy at any point in the project execution process. Accountability also negates the tendency to abandon projects that stems from impatience and disengagement.
This guide shows how to boost accountability through the use of various measures including scoreboards and team meetings.
The summary guide also shows you how to determine the most expedient daily activities that lead to goal accomplishment, and how to allocate energy and resources between these and the overarching measures not practiced on a daily basis. The book also outlines change management techniques to help you subdue employee resistance to change.
If you are tight on time, forget what you read after a week or so or maybe you just prefer to digest knowledge easily, this summary is meant for you.