Executing strategies in the midst of daily urgencies

Why Execution matters:

The difference between executing on the most important goals and failing to do so is the difference between winning and losing. The 4 Disciplines of Execution® is designed to create a winnable game. They give organizations and individuals the power to execute on the most important goals in the face of competing priorities and distractions.

Defining the wildly important, acting on lead measures, keeping score, and being accountable, are all disciplines to execute on strategy. When organizations and individuals execute on strategy, they know they are winning, and nothing drives morale and engagement more than winning.

The 4 Disciplines

Focus on the Wildly Important Goal
Only 15 percent of employees actually know their organization’s most important goals—either there are no goals or they have too many goals.

Act on Lead Measures
Too many people don’t know what critical activities provide the greatest leverage to achieving team goals.

Keep a Compelling Scoreboard
People play differently when they are keeping score.

Create a Cadence of Accountability
Fewer than 10 percent of people meet with their manager at least monthly to discuss their progress on work goals.