Scaling UP! H2O

164 The One With Chris McChesney

Have you ever felt like you had the best made plans but you did not achieve your goal?  Or your team did not achieve the goal?  Well… you are not alone.  If only we could apply some disciplines that allow us to see potential pitfalls and help get everyone on the team engaged to achieving the goal. 

4 disciplines, Franklin Covey, goals, goalsetting, 4 disciplines of executionToday, Chris McChesney from the Franklin Covey Organization is joining us on Scaling UP! H2O. He is the author of #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, The 4 Disciplines of Execution. The 4 Disciplines of Execution is a set of practices that have been tested and refined by hundreds of organizations and thousands of teams over many years. When a company or an individual adheres to these disciplines, they achieve superb results, regardless of the goal. I am so excited for you to learn from Chris McChesney on today’s episode and apply his teachings to your goals! 



Introducing Chris McChesney [05:45] 

Chris’ background [07:28] 

Who should be reading The 4 Disciplines of Execution? [10:00] 

Four principles behind the disciplines [12:15] 

Focus on the wildly important  [22:51] 

Act on lead measures [28:00]  

Keep a compelling scoreboard [31:40] 

Create a cadence of accountability [39:00] 

What is the most common stumbling point with The 4 Disciplines of Execution? [43:33] 

What can we look forward to in the new edition of the 4 Disciplines of Execution? [51:12] 



“What are the fewest battles necessary to win the war?” 

“Don’t be afraid to put disproportionate amounts of energy against very tactical wins.” 

“Keep the focus small.” 


Connect with Chris McChesney:

LinkedIn: in/mcchesney4dx


Links Mentioned:

Rising Tide Mastermind 

Scaling Up! H2O Shop 

Chris’ LinkedIn Profile 


Books Mentioned:

The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Sean Covey, Chris McChesney, & Jim Huling

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey



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