HCLU 003: Executing a Plan with Chris McChesney

Executing a plan is such a big part of leadership. It’s one thing to have a great strategy, but you have to have a way to execute it. You just can’t have a vision in your head without a strategy to move forward. It has to create real results that show you how you can get from Point A to Point B. That’s what leadership is. 

There are ways you can lead that tap into how the brain is designed to work. If you have too many goals and too many plans, people are going to be confused. Once you clarify what you want to achieve, you can think about how the execution of your plan drives results.

Guest Links

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals 

Links Mentioned in this Episode

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Boundaries for Leaders

The Power of the Other

Stephen Covey

Jim Huling

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees)

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Takeaways from this Episode

1. Focus on the wildly important. Narrow the focus and define the finish line. There’s an immediate return when this principle is understood.

2. Create leverage around lead measures. Identify what’s predictive of goal outcome, but also look at what can be influenced by the team or individual.

3. Create a compelling scoreboard. You don’t have to call it a game, but it needs to feel like one.

4. Create a cadence of accountability. These are the weekly commitments that drive the lead measures.

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