Podcast 856: The 4 Disciplines of Execution 2nd Edition: Revised and Updated with Jim Huling

My guest on this podcast on Inside Personal Growth is Jim Huling the co-author with Chris McChesney and Sean Covey of the Wall Street Best Seller ” The 4 Disciplines of Execution-Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals“, and this is the 2nd Edition: Revised and Updated.

I must admit that in the 50+ minutes of this podcast I was fully engaged, and listened carefully to what Jim had to say.  You see the aspect of goal setting is one thing, but executing on your goals and focusing on your WIG (Wildly Important Goals) is another.

I personally think that most people have issues with execution–you know the person that tells you he or she is going to lose 10-20 lbs in January and signs up for the gym, and by February they have not achieved their goal and no longer belong to the gym.  So what are the secrets to executing your wildly important goals?

As the title of the book states, there are four (4) disciplines and they are: 1) Focus-create focus on a breakthrough result in the midst of competing distractions. 2) Leverage-Apply consistent energy to the activities that are most predictive of goal success.  3) Engagement-Flip the “game-on” switch and always know if you are winning or losing. 4) Accountability-Create a team that is accountable to each other for driving the breakthrough result.

The 4DX process is not theory.  It is a proven set of practices that represents a new way of thinking essential to thriving in today’s competitive climate, making this 2nd Editon a book that no business leader can afford to miss.

If you want to learn more about the book you can click here to be taken to the 4DX book website.  There you can access videos about the process and lots of downloadable information pieces. This book is copyrighted by Franklin Covey, and they have courses to accompany “The 4 Disciplines of Execution-Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals.

If you want to learn more about Jim Huling you can click here to be directed to his personal website.

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