Execution makes your dreams happen. The most elegant strategies don’t get actualize because many leaders do not know how to execute.
Do your managers follow the four disciplines of execution? Are the clear about the goals and does everyone follow a disciplined execution process? When it comes to attaining Big Goals, managers have crucial roles.
Here are some reasons why corporate strategies don’t work.
1. Managers and work teams don’t know the goal.
No one will commit to something they don’t know. Goals are meant to be shared. Goals must be meaningful. Goals must be important to everyone so you get everyone to commit to it.
Too many goals overwhelm people. Goals are meant to stretch people and reach what they’ve not done before. Too many goals confuse employees.
2. Managers and teams don’t know what to do to achieve the goal.
Everywhere, you find managers give too generic goals like improve performance or make customers happy. Vague and broad statements are unachievable. You will not know when you reach it.
Many employees fail to achieve goals becuase they don’t know the critical actions that will lead to the achievement of specific goals.
3. Managers don’t keep score.
Most employees work 8 to 5. They have job descriptions. They get evaluated once a year. Most of them don’t know their performance profile. They don’t know the daily or weekly success measures they must achieve so they can contribute to the success of the team and the company.
Employees who don’t deliberately perform the vital behaviors needed to help the organization succeed are blind.
Imagine a basketball game without a scoreboard. That’s a game you can’t win.
4. Managers and teams are not held accountable.
In many organizations, they have meetings for almost everything. Very few of these meetings are meant to discuss their progress on work goals.
Mediocre performance are tolerated. Excellent performance goes unnoticed. This is why they don’t get things done.
The Four Disciplines of Execution: Achieve Your Most Important Goals
To help organizations get things done, I designed a leadership workshop based on framework of the Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling. I was also inspired by the tools shared by Ram Charan in Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done.
This leadership workshop will provide participants the principles behind the four disciplines and the opportunities for deliberate practice and feedback.
The course will help managers and teams establish a clear line of sight to their wildly important goals.
Many managers find it difficult to execute strategic goals. There are too busy to accomplish everything that they find it difficult to focus on few but most important goals again and again.
This leadership workshop encourages and shows participants how to create a culture of execution inside the organization. They will learn to embed the four disciplines of execution in the life of the organization.
At every level of leadership, everyone will start building the discipline of getting things done.
The purpose of this leadership workshop is not only for the leaders to learn new information about leading and leadership. The workshop is not only meant to close a competency gap. This leadership workshop is meant to help managers create actual work plans.
Participants will learn, apply, and master the following disciplines.
1. Focus on the Most Important Goals.
For those who have read Good to Great, you must be familiar with Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs). They are also known as Wildly Important Goals (WIGs).
Whatever the name, leaders must start with narrowing the focus. They must clearly identify what must be done. Or you’ll become busy and achieving nothing.
2. Act on the Lead Measures.
Not all activities are equal. Some activities keep you busy. Few activities lead to the achievement of your WIGs. I am referring to the twenty percent of your actions that produce eighty percent of the results.
It is important for your team to give attention to the crucial actions that will lead to your results. Oftentimes, these are just three to five actions that are critical to your success.
3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard.
The scorecard is an excellent tool for engagement. Everyone gets to measure his performance. With the right kind of scoreboard, you can help your team get things done.
4. Create a Cadence of Accountability.
Achievers thrive in a culture of accountability. Each weekly meeting is an opportunity to celebrate success, find solutions to challenges, correct mistakes, and find more ways to accelerate success.
This two-day workshop will provide participants opportunities to learn the four disciplines of execution.
Benefits of 4DX Workshop to the Organization
Practicing the four disciplines of execution create a culture of excellence. Everyone find better ways to get the most important things done.
You can learn the 4DX process the easy way. The workshop is experiential and fun. Attending the workshop will help your organization achieve these three objectives:
1. Accelerate the implementation of 4DX.
2. Maximum engagement of leaders and teams.
3. Sustainable change and continous growth.
This leadership workshop will teach even the busiest leaders how to help teams execute on their highest priorities.