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The 4 Disciplines of Execution

Installing 4DX

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution

  1. 1. The 4 Disciplines of Execution Installing 4DX What to Expect
  2. 2. 1. Focus on the Wildly Important Goals Getting Clear
  3. 3. One clear goal of being a teacher in an early college is the expectation for each student to achieve 60 hours of college credit before graduating. With this mindset and realistic expectation, I believe implementing a new goal can be achievable even with the whirlwind of our day to day agendas. As we begin the start of a new year and focus on creating influential assignments, this is also a perfect time to sit down as a team and discuss our “widely important goals.”
  4. 4. In order to make the finish line as clear as possible, my team and I need to follow the formula stated in
 The 4 Disciplines of Execution: From (X) to (Y) by When
  5. 5. In our team meeting, I plan on delivering a new WIG which is clear and focused enough so my team can easily implement without much push back. Now, I know I struggle with narrowing down my focus so I will need time to brainstorm with my leadership team and get some other perspectives before the game can begin. We need to keep in mind that our WIG is “so fundamental to the heart” of our school culture and mission (McChesney, Covey, & Huling, 2012).
  6. 6. WIG We will increase student ownership by 75% by providing outside resources and opportunities to build career readiness skills by the end of their graduation date.
  7. 7. So, how can I make this all happen? Next, I will discuss Lag and Lead measures, creating a scoreboard and accountability for everyone on board. When we cross the finish line, we need a clear path that proves we’ve won the game!
  8. 8. Lag Measure Which brings me to the Lag Measure. At this time, I am only focusing on one until my team meets. Our Lag Measure gives the clear finish line to our WIG. It also measures the success of our goal, the WIG. The measure is something we have to achieve and is affected by the Lead Measures we take.
  9. 9. Lag Measure In order for our student population to acquire career ready skills with relevant examples to be included in their ePortfolios, 100% of teachers will assign at least one real-world project, each semester.
  10. 10. Now, I know I am shooting for the moon here, once I collaborate with my team I may need to make a few adjustments. I am hopeful this goal can be attainable. Students who attend our early college high school are hand picked. There is a clear expectation of higher achievement and preparation for college. Exposure to real world experiences is the key to building student ownership reflected in their ePortfolios, before they graduate and enter college or the workplace.
  11. 11. 2. Act on Lead Measures Launch and Adoption
  12. 12. As mentioned before, Lag Measures are influenced by the Lead Measures. Although many people focus on the Lag, the end result, the Lead is what drives the success of the intended outcome. The Lead Measures need to be influenceable and predictive. We need to keep in mind these also need to be measurable tasks. Lead Measures can be the most difficult part of 4DX. These measures can be hard to track and may look simple, but can be hard to achieve since most people focus on the Lag Measure.
  13. 13. Lead Measures Add real-world project name and link to Team Google Drive, including detailed description and links, monthly Add completed student projects to student Google Drive after each project Post real-world assignments to the Echo Community
 once a semester to continue influencing other teachers Reach out to members of the community to establish relationships resulting in at least 5 new contacts a semester
  14. 14. The listed Lead Measures are necessary to achieve our Lag Measure. I included measures that not only are obvious, but ones that will keep the team motivated. Once everyone is on board with the plan and start to see the support from the administration level, I am hopeful they will begin to make small changes in their daily whirlwind. In our weekly meetings, we may need to revisit our measures and make additional adjustments. By taking these small steps to accomplish the Lead Measures, our goal will be successfully completed by the end of the year.
  15. 15. Next, as a team we will create a scoreboard charting our engagement and commitment to the WIG. I believe the school will start seeing visible results once implemented. This will be a good time to add in additional training and make adjustments as we see fit. “We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” - Jim Rohn
  16. 16. 3. Create a Compelling Scoreboard Optimization
  17. 17. There’s no “I” in TEAM.
  18. 18. It’s all about winning, right? I’ve heard it time and time again, people play different when keeping score. The scoreboard will allow every team member to see their efforts in completing the WIG. The scoreboard should be a motivating visual to help see the process of achieving our goal. On the next slide is an idea I will bring to the table in our team meeting, but I think the team will take more ownership if they are part of this process. In a game there are winners and losers, so this can get a little personal.
  19. 19. The Scoreboard Keeping it REAL RealWorldProjects 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Outside Partnerships
  20. 20. On the Scoreboard, the teachers will be placed on department teams. By working together, finding and creating real-world assignments should be a little easier. The teams will update the chart weekly. I would also like to add the name of the projects. If I create a digital scoreboard, teams will be able to add hyperlinks to the detailed assignments with objectives. On the right, teams can place logos or names of outside partnership created through assigning their projects. This would be a cool visual to keep optimism high.
  21. 21. At this stage in the game, hopefully at the end of the first semester, my team should be taking on their own initiatives to create outside opportunities for their students, celebrate each other successes and recognize the potential in the WIG. Game on!
  22. 22. 4. Create a Cadence of Accountability Habits
  23. 23. In this stage is where we see behavior change. This would take an entire year to fully come to fruition. This will be where we see all the hard work pay off and the 4DX becomes habitual. In order to keep everyone on track and make sure the measures are being implemented, we all must be held accountable for the work we are doing. Even in the whirlwind, we can create a space of time, preferably no longer than 20 minutes to discuss our process, the high and low points.
  24. 24. By sharing our weekly agendas, updating the shared spreadsheet with our assignments and studying the scoreboard, we can move on to make any necessary adjustments for the following week. When we all take the time to invest in each other and one common goal, I am hopeful to see our goal achieved and another one added on within the first year. I would expect at this level, another WIG can be established with less resistance. We will see the potential of a focused executed plan. This should be the rewarding stage, the scoreboard should be complete and the team should feel accomplished.
  25. 25. Go Eagles!
  26. 26. References ▪ Grenny, J., Patterson, K., Maxfield, D., McMillan, R., & Switzler, A. (2013). Influencer: The new science of leading change: 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education. ▪ McChesney, C., Covey, S., & Huling, J. (2012). The 4 disciplines of execution: Achieving your wildly important goals. New York, NY: Free Press. ▪ Image source: