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The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Easy to follow template for setting up the 4 disciplines of execution (4DX) system in your organization

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What are the 4 Disciplines of Execution?

"The 4 Disciplines of Execution" is a framework developed by Sean Covey for executing on goals, consisting of four key disciplines.

  1. Focus on the wildly important
  2. Act on the lead measures
  3. Keep a compelling scoreboard
  4. Create a cadence of accountability

The idea behind the framework is that by focusing on a limited number of priorities, and by regularly measuring their progress with lead metrics - one is able to create a culture of execution and achieve breakthrough results.

How do I use the template?

The 4DX framework is pretty straightforward for anyone familiar with modern management systems, with only a couple of unique changes that give it its unique focus.

The template is organized in a kanban board with each of the 4 disciplines placed in a column. Each column contains key definitions, tips that are relevant to that discipline and a checklist to actually implement the 4DX system. You can use the template as you go through the book or as a standalone reference when you're working with your team.

How to use the template

The bullet journal template has two main sections, the calendar, and the monthly '⏳ Future' sections.

The calendar - A long list of months with each month containing the days for that month. You'll add your tasks, notes and events under each day.

The future logs - Each month has a '⏳ Future' section that serves as a placeholder for activities that should be completed during that month but do not yet have a specific date.

The monthly log allows you to view all the events for a given month. You create this view by clicking on the bullet for the current month and then clicking on the star ⭐️ to save that view in the left hand sidebar.

The daily log allows you to quickly jump to today and work on the day's tasks and events, and add notes. You create this view by searching for 'Today' in the menu bar and then clicking on the star ⭐️ to save that view in the left hand sidebar.

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