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Monday, May 14, 2007

Discipline IV. Work The Plan

Discipline IV. Work The Plan. This is where all the other disciplines come together and the work gets done. This is where people learn how to develop plans, take responsibility for executing them and learn how to coordinate with others and self-manage. It's where people learn to be accountable.

Constructive accountability is developed while learning this discipline, which provides the focus needed to keep the "urgent" tasks from overriding the "most important" tasks.

This is the essence of what Six Disciplines is all about. It's not some short-term fad that quickly fades; rather, it's about learning how to do on a day-to-day basis the things required to build sustainable leadership in your chosen area. It's all about learning how to work on the business -- to be great at executing plans, whatever they may be. And indeed, the results are transforming!
BOTTOMLINE: The result is an organization that has the most vital core competence of all - the ability to execute its strategy, to be excellent.

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