What are the 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX)?
Developed by Sean Covey, Jim Huling and Chris McChesney, the method helps team leaders, and their teams, achieve an organization's strategic goals. The four disciplines provide a roadmap that shifts the focus from theoretical strategy development to actual execution. The four disciplines are:
1. Focus on the wildly important.
2. Act on the lead measures.
3. Create a compelling scoreboard.
4. Create a cadence of accountability.
From theory to practice
When setting and developing strategic goals, team leaders often have a wealth of knowledge. But when it comes to concrete plans and implementation, they face greater challenges and lack pertinent methods. This is where the 4DX method steps in by focusing solely on executing the most important strategic goals – the WIGs (Widely Important Goals).
These are then used to derive smaller team goals that team members can contribute to by completing one or two influential tasks. Focusing on just a few employee tasks makes it easier to strive for strategic goals, even during the whirlwind of day-to-day business.
Team members: the key to success
Implementing your corporate strategy is more than just working through a list of tasks. More often than not, it takes employee commitment and a willingness to change behavior. Team members need to be involved in planning and be convinced of the strategic goals and behavioral changes they require.
The 4DX method has an answer for this as well. By using scoreboards and establishing a cadence of accountability, team members will be motivated to perform and continually improve. The scoreboards make the performance of teams or individual team members visible to all.
Everything about the 4DX method in one set
This PowerPoint template contains all essential information about the 4 Disciplines of Execution, with clear diagrams and graphics, so that you can present the method to your company and convince your team members. Numerous templates also allow you to implement the 4DX process in your company. In addition to templates for creating your WIGs, you'll receive a variety of scoreboard templates to motivate your employees and keep them on track to achieve their goals.
With the 4DX template for PowerPoint, you can
- present the 4 Disciplines of Execution in a clear and understandable way
- achieve your strategic goals more quickly
- enjoy visually compelling templates and diagrams to convince your team members and implement the 4DX method in your organization
This PowerPoint template includes:
- The 4 Disciplines of Execution
- The development of 4DX
- Categorizing goals
- Conflict with day-to-day business
- Resistance to change
- Advantages of 4DX
- Comparison of 4DX and OKR
- Classifying 4DX among other goal-achievement methods
- Supplementing 4DX with OKR
- Discipline 1: Focus on the wildly important
- Setting WIGs
- Rules for setting WIGs
- Testing WIGs
- WIG template
- Discipline 2: Act on lead measures
- Lead and lag measures
- Types of lead measures
- Defining lead measures
- Testing lead measures
- Lead measure template
- Discipline 3: Create a compelling scoreboard
- Scoreboard principles
- Creating a scoreboard
- Scoreboard design options
- Designing a scoreboard: Checklist
- Building and updating a scoreboards
- Discipline 4: Create a cadence of accountability
- Principles of WIG sessions
- WIG session process
- WIGS and WIG sessions
- Team members’ commitments
- Honoring commitments
- Measures for a successful WIG session
- WIG session agenda
- Diagrams and templates for the 4DX process
- Realizing the 4DX method
- Implementing the 4DX method
- 4DX scoreboard templates
- Using a 4DX scoreboard
- Trend lines
- Status board
- Bar graph
- Bar chart
- Gauge chart
- Leading team leaders
- Characteristics of the primary WIG
- 3 mindsets for effective engagement
- The execution performance score (XPS)
- XPS evaluation grid