Chris McChesney

Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 National Bestselling Author – The 4 Disciplines of Execution. In his current role of Global Practice Leader of Execution for FranklinCovey, Chris is one of the primary developers of the 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has become the fastest growing area of the company.

  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution

    The 4 Disciplines of Execution

    The 4 Disciplines of Execution are designed to create a winnable game. They give you the power to execute your most important goals in the face of competing priorities and distractions.

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  • Accountability IS the Game

    Accountability IS the Game

    Discipline 4 is where execution really happens.

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  • All Actions are Not Created Equal

    All Actions are Not Created Equal

    Some actions simply have more impact than others and it is those that you want to identify and act on if you want to reach your goal. We call them lead measures.

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  • The More You Try to Do, the Less You Accomplish

    The More You Try to Do, the Less You Accomplish

    This is a stark, inescapable principle that we all live with.

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  • 4 Rules of Execution Every Leader Needs to Know

    4 Rules of Execution Every Leader Needs to Know

    Do you remember your last important initiative that launched well and then died?

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  • People Play Differently When They Are Keeping Score

    People Play Differently When They Are Keeping Score

    The difference in performance between a team that simply understands their lead and lag measures as a concept, and a team that actually knows their score, is remarkable!

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  • How to Clarify Your Goals and Reach the Finish Line

    How to Clarify Your Goals and Reach the Finish Line

    “We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of."

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  • Businesses must define and prioritize goals

    Businesses must define and prioritize goals

    “The key for companies to achieve their priorities is to narrow their focus and take on one goal at a time — something with which many leaders struggle.” -Chris McChesney

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  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution Summary (Part 1)

    Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your organization?

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  • The Real Problem with Execution

    B. J. Walker was facing the greatest challenge of her career. When she was the newly appointed Commissioner of the Department of Human Services for the U.S. State of Georgia in 2004, she could see tha

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  • Execution vs. Strategy

    As a leader, you can influence two principal things when it comes to producing results: your strategy (or plan) and your ability to execute that strategy.

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  • Marriott Hotel Case Study

    One of the hotels near Marriott International's headquarters, the Bethesda Marriott, wanted to improve performance measures, an effort magnified by being so close to the company's leadership.

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  • Focus Traps

    Focus Traps

    The quickest way to kill execution: lose focus or over-goal your team or your organization.

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  • Lead Measures

    Lead Measures

    We use diet and exercise as an example of a lead measure moving the lag measure of weight loss.

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  • Execution Does Not Like Complexity

    Execution Does Not Like Complexity

    If I ask you, “tell me about your plan for next year, tell me what you’re trying to accomplish.”

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  • Focal Point

    Focal Point

    “In my life, have I separated those things that have to be maintained from that one critical priority that I have to blow the doors off of?”

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  • Blame The People

    Blame The People

    Most leaders understand how difficult it is to execute on a strategy that requires a change in other peoples’ behavior.

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  • Move Your Middle9:04

    Move Your Middle

    As companies, we have varying degrees of engagement and performance from our employees. How do we take the average engagement of our employees and move it to extraordinary engagement?

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  • Introduction to 4DX OS3:12

    Introduction to 4DX OS

    The 4 Disciplines of Execution is currently the most popular book on execution. Watch this video to learn why.

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  • Execution Overview 16:00

    Execution Overview

    Watch the overview of The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

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