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My notes on 4 disciplines of execution by franklin covey

Execution, God, Faith, Doing, Fulfilling your dream, Getting things done, organisation, fufilling purpose, Distractions,

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My notes on 4 disciplines of execution by franklin covey

  2. 2. FACE YOUR MORTALITY I am a realist Growing up I learnt this lesson from dale Carnegie What's the worst thing that can happen Sunday, July 7, 13
  3. 3. FACE YOUR MORTALITY First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst. Carnegie, Dale Sunday, July 7, 13
  4. 4. HOW MANY YEARS WOULD I HAVE HAD LEFT 2-5 years left would I be doing what I am doing now What exactly is important Don't think I would be doing much differently Sunday, July 7, 13
  5. 5. LIFE HAPPENS IN THE WHIRLWIND Don't be angry- just because someone dies does not mean life would not continue Sunday, July 7, 13
  6. 6. LIFE QUOTES ”One second after you`ve arrived in God`s presence, what are you going to wish you'd done? That should be the driving force of your life." Bob Gass Sunday, July 7, 13
  7. 7. LIFE QUOTES I have looked at myself in the mirror every morning and asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ and whenever the answer is ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~Steve Jobs Sunday, July 7, 13
  8. 8. THAT'S WHATYOU SHOULD BE DOING NOW! Would you spend time with you family Would you be building assets or liabilities Sunday, July 7, 13
  9. 9. WHAT DO LEADERS HAVE INFLUENCE OVER? What have we been trained to do? 70% of Strategic Failures were do to Poor Execution of the Leader- Rom Charan Sunday, July 7, 13
  10. 10. WHY IS EXECUTION SO DIFFICULT? Whirlwind Goals ( Day Job) (New Activities) Would the people in our church still be busy even if we did not have any new goals/ initiatives? What typically kills new initiatives? Sunday, July 7, 13
  11. 11. WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT? Whirlwind Goals ( Day Job) (New Activities) Urgent Important (It acts on you) (You act on them) Sunday, July 7, 13
  12. 12. KEY CHALLENGE Trick is not executing a goal! It is executing a goal in the midst of the whirlwind!!! Sunday, July 7, 13
  13. 13. MATTHEW 7:24-27 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. Sunday, July 7, 13
  14. 14. MATTHEW 7:24-27 “ But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.And great was its fall.” Sunday, July 7, 13
  15. 15. HEBREWS 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our Sunday, July 7, 13
  16. 16. HEBREWS 12:1-3 faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Sunday, July 7, 13
  17. 17. 1 FOCUS ON THE WILDLY IMPORTANT Number of Goals. 2-3 4-10 11-20 Achieved w/Excellence 2-3 1-2 0 Law of Diminishing Returns Sunday, July 7, 13
  18. 18. FOCUS ON THE WILDLY IMPORTANT Good Leaders ALWAYS have more Good Ideas that they can Execute!!! Sunday, July 7, 13
  19. 19. WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS (WIGS A Goal that makes all the difference. Failure to achieve this goal renders all other achievements inconsequential!!! Sunday, July 7, 13
  20. 20. PHILLIPIANS 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (NIV) Sunday, July 7, 13
  21. 21. Jesus reduces the Ten Commandments Matthew 22:34-39 34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Sunday, July 7, 13
  22. 22. Jesus reduces the Ten Commandments Matthew 22:34-39 37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. ’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ’ Sunday, July 7, 13
  23. 23. Jesus reduces the Ten Commandments Matthew 22:40 (NKJV) On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Sunday, July 7, 13
  24. 24. Key phrase “hang!” In other words remove it and everything falls down. Sunday, July 7, 13
  25. 25. 1 KINGS 3:5-14 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night:and God said,Ask what I shall give thee.And Solomon said,Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day Sunday, July 7, 13
  26. 26. 1 KINGS 3:5-14 And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father:and I am but a little child:I know not how to go out or come in.And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad:for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? Sunday, July 7, 13
  27. 27. 1 KINGS 3:5-14 And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Sunday, July 7, 13
  28. 28. 1 KINGS 3:5-14 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days. Sunday, July 7, 13
  29. 29. WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS (WIGS) Rules: 1- No more than 1-3 WIGs per person/ team at a time 2- Sub WIGs must ensure the success of the Parent-WIGs 3- Finish Line- A WIG must have a gap (From X toY by When) Sunday, July 7, 13
  30. 30. 2 TIMOTHY 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Sunday, July 7, 13
  31. 31. 2 ACT ON THE KEY MEASURES Key to Execution Lag Measure Lead Measure Measures goal Leads to Goal Predictive Influencable Leverage Sunday, July 7, 13
  32. 32. Key to Execution Lag Measure Lead Measure Loose Weight Exercise & Diet People tend to focus on Lag Measures!! 2 ACT ON THE KEY MEASURES Sunday, July 7, 13
  33. 33. Key to Execution Lag Measure Lead Measure Why do people focus on the Lag? It is the focus & It is easier 2 ACT ON THE KEY MEASURES Sunday, July 7, 13
  34. 34. 2 PETER 1:5-9 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. Sunday, July 7, 13
  35. 35. 2 PETER 1:5-9 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Sunday, July 7, 13
  36. 36. ACTS 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Sunday, July 7, 13
  37. 37. PROVERBS 27:23-27 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds; For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations. When the hay is removed, and the tender grass shows itself, Sunday, July 7, 13
  38. 38. PROVERBS 27:23-27 And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in, The lambs will provide your clothing, And the goats the price of a field; You shall have enough goats’ milk for your food, For the food of your household,And the nourishment of your maidservants. Sunday, July 7, 13
  39. 39. 1 TIMOTHY 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. Sunday, July 7, 13
  40. 40. APPLICATION Bodily exercise is to Godliness Godliness is an exercise They are lead Measures Sunday, July 7, 13
  41. 41. 3 CREATE A COMPELLING SCORE BOARD Rules: 1- Simple 2- HighlyVisible 3- Have the Right Lead and Lag Measure Sunday, July 7, 13
  42. 42. 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Sunday, July 7, 13
  43. 43. 1 CORINTHIANS 9:24-27 Therefore I run thus:not with uncertainty.Thus I fight:not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. Sunday, July 7, 13
  44. 44. 3 CREATE A COMPELLING SCORE BOARD Human beings like games!! Make it a Winnable Game Sunday, July 7, 13
  45. 45. DEUTERONOMY 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel:The Lord our God is one Lord:And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: Sunday, July 7, 13
  46. 46. DEUTERONOMY 6:4-9 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Sunday, July 7, 13
  47. 47. DEUTERONOMY 6:4-9 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. Sunday, July 7, 13
  48. 48. HEBREWS 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Sunday, July 7, 13
  49. 49. PROVERBS 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. Sunday, July 7, 13
  51. 51. 4- CREATE A CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY Weekly Meeting: What are the 1-3 most important things I can do this week to impact the scoreboard? Sunday, July 7, 13
  52. 52. HEBREWS 10:24-25 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Sunday, July 7, 13
  53. 53. 4- CREATE A CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY Weekly Meeting: 1- Report on last weeks commitments 2- Review and Update Scoreboard 3- Make commitments for next week We don’t have Dragons,We have GNATS Sunday, July 7, 13
  54. 54. 1 PETER 4:5-6 They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. Sunday, July 7, 13
  56. 56. EXPRESSIONS OF EXECUTING STRATEGY Regularly say “no” to good ideas Identify wildly important goals Regularly focus on Lead Measures Sunday, July 7, 13
  57. 57. EXPRESSIONS OF EXECUTING STRATEGY Create a compelling scoreboard Create a cadence of accountability Intentionally removing two things from one’s plate to add a WIG Sunday, July 7, 13
  58. 58. DO YOU PRAY MOST FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT? OR FOR WHAT’S WILDLY IMPORTANT? Very rarely does anyone ask me to pray for what Paul apparently considers “wildly important.” Sunday, July 7, 13
  59. 59. DO YOU PRAY MOST FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT? OR FOR WHAT’S WILDLY IMPORTANT? He prays strategically for those areas which, if they are not in place, render everything else inconsequential Sunday, July 7, 13
  60. 60. ABUNDANCE IS ATTRACTED TO CLARITY: When you have clear goals – when you declare to yourself the exact things that you want, then abundant opportunities will come to you, and help make those goals and your dreams come true. Sunday, July 7, 13