4 Disciplines of Execution

4 Disciplines of Execution 2017-04-27T18:12:12+01:00

The Challenge

Not all leaders know how to clearly define goals and install an execution process throughout the organisation. When it comes to attaining wildly important organisational goals, the role of the leader in the execution process is critical. FranklinCovey has studied the topic of execution for many years in thousands of teams and in hundreds of organisations and their research has shown that execution breaks down in four ways: the leader and teams don’t know the goal, don’t know what to do to achieve the goal, no-one keeps score or tracks where they are, and staff are not held accountable for achieving the goals


Get maximum return by focusing on what matter most to you personally and professionally


Get the critical things accomplished so that you can deliver consistently on your top priorities


Create breakthrough results by tracking the activities that drive and predict your success


A planning process to dramatically increase your ability to accomplish the important.


Produce breakthrough results by bridging the gap between strategy and execution to unleash productivity


Get key behavioural change strategies to overcome old thinking and open the doors to new thinking


Learn a proven set of practices to create focus that aligns everyone to moving your scoreboard


Learn to use a different kind of accountability that leads to commitment and follow through

The 4 DX Solution

Establish a clear line of sight to your wildly important goals. It takes incredible discipline to execute a strategic goal in any organisation. But it takes even more discipline to do so consistently, continuously. Creating a culture of execution means embedding four basic disciplines into your organisation. At every level, individuals, leaders, and teams need to institutionalise a common approach. The purpose of ‘The 4 Disciplines of Execution’ foster a culture and implement a system of getting the most important things done.

4 DX One-Day Course

  • Get concrete skills to execute on what’s most important in the midst of a whirlwind of pressures and distractions
  • Reduce the degree of variability in performance levels of staff and pupils
  • Identify problems within systems so that you can drive positive behavioural change of staff and pupils
  • Learn to narrow your focus on the critical few goals that will create the biggest impact
  • Build a culture of Execution that give a common approach by embedding the four disciplines.

What People Say

“Seventy percent of strategic failures are due to poor execution of leadership.”

Ram Charan, Author: Execution - the Discipline of Getting Things Done

Course Content

  • Consciously discern the important from the urgent or less important
  • Teach others the language and methodology of importance for clear alignment.

  • Clarify what extraordinary looks like in their current, most important roles.
  • Define and execute measurable goals to achieve role outcomes.

  • Master weekly planning processes to identify, schedule, and execute on high-impact priorities.

  • Master daily planning processes to ensure attention, energy, and execution on the high-impact priorities

Solution to the attainment gap

The Book

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind. 4DX is not theory. It is a proven set of practices.

Training Formats

These are tailored programmes for your staff that take place on-site within your school, college, university, or conference facilities.

These public events take place throughout the country and tailored to specific audiences.

Licensing provides the opportunity for you and your team to receive accreditation and the licences to deliver the FranklinCovey programmes yourselves.