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Dealing with the Whirlwind

April 14, 2013

In an effort to be fully prepared as the Strategic Framework revision process comes to a close, our Central Office team has begun reading The Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling.  The book talks about how the ability of organizations to execute is the difference between mediocre and excellent.  I have talked about the importance of execution before – here.

We are early in the process of reading and discussing the book. In the beginning of the book it talks about the real enemy of execution – the whirlwind.

The real enemy of execution is your day job. We call it the whirlwind.  It’s the massive amount of energy that’s necessary just to keep your operation going on a day-to-day basis; and, ironically, it’s also the thing that makes it so hard to execute anything new.  The whirlwind robs from you the focus required to move your team forward.

I am looking forward to learning about strategies that can help manage the whirlwind.

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