Grow Your Business by Practicing the 4 Disciplines of Execution
Disciplines of Execution Mastery aims to enable leaders make successful business innovation by focusing on 10x goals, leveraging lead measures, engaging people, and practicing accountability. This leadership workshop offers leaders new concepts and tools to practice the 4 Disciplines of Execution in the Filipino context.
Why Strategies Don’t Work
The most elegant strategies don’t get actualize because many leaders do not know how to execute.
Teams aren’t clear about goals. They don’t know which measures bring results. They don’t keep score. They are not engaged. They don’t feel accountable.
People don’t know the goal.
Leaders will not commit to something they don’t know. Goals are meant to be shared. Goals must be meaningful. Goals must be inspiring to everyone so you get everyone to commit to it.
Too many goals overwhelm people. Goals are meant to stretch people and encourage them to break their fast records. Unfortunately, in many organizations leaders think that more goals you have, the bigger thinker you are.
Actually, big thinkers focus on big goals.
People 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 not achievable. You will not know when you reach it.
Some employees fail that they are burdened with unnecessary task. Too much work becomes an excuse for low performance. They are working hard anyway.
Many employees fail to achieve goals because they don’t know the critical actions that will lead to the achievement of specific goals.
People 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.
People are not engaged.
The common myth is that employees must deliver because they are paid to work. Another one is that they must adjust to the work style of the leaders so they don’t get fired.
Strategies don’t work because many companies have leaders who don’t know how to engage people. They know something carrot and stick.
People want you to engage them. No strategy or elegant idea will be actualized unless people are engaged.
People don’t hold themselves 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 performances are tolerated. Excellent performances are unnoticed. This is why nobody get tasks done and change happen.
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 leaders innovate their business.
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.
The Four Disciplines of Execution
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 used 4DX as the framework of this workshop.
I was also inspired by the tools shared by Ram Charan in Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and I incorporate the tools of Design Thinking and use team plays to encourage maximum learning.
This leadership workshop will provide participants the principles behind the four disciplines and the opportunities for deliberate practice and feedback. They will learn 10x concepts and apply innovation tools. Also, I opted to make the workshop short. Companies will benefit most when they combine this workshop with action learning.
The course will help managers and teams establish a clear line of sight to their 10x 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.
At every level of leadership, everyone will start building the discipline of getting things done.
Participants will learn, apply, and master the following disciplines.
1. Focus on 10x 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). Here, I call them 10x Goals.
Whatever the name, leaders must start with narrowing the focus. They must clearly identify what must be done. Or you’ll become busy and achieve 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.
I am also referring to one action that makes all the others unnecessary.
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 and use it to achieve their 10x goals.
Benefits 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:
- Accelerate the implementation of 4DX.
- Maximum engagement of leaders and teams.
- Sustainable change and continuous growth.
This leadership workshop will teach even the busiest leaders how to help teams execute on their highest priorities.