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Summary Guide: The 4 Disciplines of Execution by The Mindset Warrior

The full title of this short book is

The Mindset Warrior Summary Guide: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling: Key Concepts, Main Lessons & Theories

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave it 4 Stars. This means it is Good and Well Worth Reading.

Here is my review.

Very helpful reminder of the main points of 4DX

The full book of the 4 Disciplines of Execution is quite repetitive. When it first outlined the 4DX approach, I thought it was going to be a brilliant expose of how to get very important things done effectively by a team. Unfortunately, I found it a frustrating read and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a book often started but not finished.

It was an obvious book to summarise and the author has done it well. She has captured the main points which you need to keep reminding yourself about. At first glance, the 4DX approach looks simple but maintaining new behaviours is always hard in the face of 1) the whirlwind and 2) any resistors in the team who are reluctant to buy into the methodology.

To get the best from this book, you need to have read the full book. If you read it as a stand-alone replacement for the main book, I don’t think you’ll get as excited as you should.

The book summary doesn’t explain the constant magnetic pull of the whirlwind (the day-to-day activities) which undermine well intended improvement initiatives and nor does it explain the amount of work that has gone into developing and proving this four step system for implementing important changes.

As such, it is a summary for those who have read the book and not a gentle introduction to sell the full book. The kindle version is currently on available to buy for 99p and is hard to ignore. I’m more likely to recommend this to my small business coaching clients if we’re going to use this type of approach than the full book.

You can buy it at Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.









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