4 Disciplines of Execution

Author: Sean Covey
June 19, 2018

4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX)

NOTE: The original article on 4DX, in its entirety, can be found on NAESP’s blog

Enjoy 4DX insights with the NAESP Radio Interview with Dr. L. Earl Franks and Sean Covey


Are your goals merely important or wildly important?

The 4 Disciplines of Execution® (4DX®) is a method­ology that helps organizations close the execution gap. It is based on timeless, universal principles of human effectiveness, and on deep insights into why organizations fail to achieve their objectives. 4DX has been used in tens of thousands of orga­nizations worldwide, including schools, districts, and state-level education departments. In fact, the Leader in Me community of schools uses them on a daily basis.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) are:

Discipline 1: Focus On The Wildly Important

Discipline 2: Act On The Lead Measures

Discipline 3: Keep A Compelling Scoreboard

Discipline 4: Create A Cadence Of Accountability





Sean Covey is president of FranklinCovey, co-author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and author of The Leader in Me: How Schools Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. He will be a keynote speaker at NAESP’s 2018 annual conference.





Lynne Fox is FranklinCovey director for international education.




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