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The 4 Disciplines of Execution Podcast

Executing strategies that require people to change and sustain their behavior is the most difficult leadership challenge any leader will face. In this podcast Chris McChesney, the world's leading authority on execution and primary author of the best selling book The 4 Disciplines of Execution, and Jeffery Downs, the world's leading authority on consistency and author of Streaking: The Simple Practice of Conscious Consistent Actions that Create Life Changing Results share with you the principles, practices and application of executing strategy and sustaining behavior that delivers consistent results.

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Episode 15: 4DX Implementation Pitfalls

"Though it sounds easy, it does hard!" Implementing 4DX is no easy task. There are some common pitfalls that people fall into when running the 4DX play. Jeff and Chris walk through a couple of the most common ones.


17 Feb 2022

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Episode 14: Move from Defense to Offense

Today businesses that are still on defense are going to find themselves behind their competition. How do you move from defense to offense? In this episode Jeff and Chris discuss not only how to move but organizations that have and what they did.


10 Feb 2022

Rank #2

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Episode 12: Executing Projects

Jeff and Chris talk about executing a project from the non project point of view and the professional project house.


29 Dec 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 11: Three More Execution Traps

Continuing the conversation on traps that prevent you from executing your strategy, Chris and Jeff discuss what the traps are and how you avoid them.


21 Dec 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 10: The First Two Execution Traps

You can get trapped in trying to execute your strategy. In this podcast Jeff and Chris discuss two of the five traps.


14 Dec 2021

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Episode 9: Engagement and Satisfaction are not the Same Thing

Jeff and Chris discuss the difference between employee engagement and satisfaction. Satisfied employees are not always engaged and engaged employees are not always satisfied; however, engaged employees are productive.


8 Dec 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 8: Targets and Plans

When executing you need definite targets and then plans on how to hit those targets. Most leadership teams start with plans and then look at what targets they will achieve. When executing you pick out the target then allow front line teams to choose how they will hit the target. Jeff and Chris discuss the nuances of targets and plans to turbo boost execution.


27 Oct 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 7: How to Pressurize the Execution System

As a leader you will need to build positive pressure into the system and you can do that through people buying into the strategic priorities. Jeff and Chris discuss how people not only buy in to the goal, but also feel ownership.


20 Oct 2021

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Episode 6: The Human Barrier of Meaningful Change

Jeff and Chris discuss the barriers that all of us have that prevent positive change in life and organizations and how to overcome them.


14 Oct 2021

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Episode 5: Execute Without a Crisis

Jeff and Chris discuss how a crisis drives focus and ultimately results. The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a methodology to execute critical strategies without a crisis.


6 Oct 2021

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