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Execution Matters for Sustained Innovation and Better Results

Posted by Thomas Edwards on February 7, 2020 6:35 AM EST
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There's a lot of literature and research abounds regarding which is more important, innovation or focused and sustained execution.  From the perspective of socio-economic change.....

....the likely answer is that BOTH innovation and sustained execution matter...a lot.  In fact, this blog will kick off a short series that my fellow bloggers have allowed me to do on a very good book I'm reading and hope to finish in the next week or so.

The book is called, "The Four Disciplines of Execution".  The book is based on rigorous research and now that I am more than half-way through completing reading the book, I can tell you that the application of its principles can help any organization, business, nonprofit, educational, governmental or religious organization that is seeking sustainable higher levels of success.  So far, I have found it to be a well-written, and well-researched formula for adapting a clear model for getting big things done in the midst of daily priorities and other activities that are pressing, urgent and prescribed.

A potential prescription for action "4 DX": as the authors call it with an appropriate acronym (we all know the proclivity of acronyms in research and industries such as healthcare, education and government) amidst the "whirlwind" of organizational activity priorities, I'm beginning to sense this book and its formula for consistent execution on very important intiatives is somewhat an "antidote" for overcoming the "innovator's dilemma' that faces every organization, big and small.   More to come on that in my second blog posting.

That said, my focus will be less on the general application of the "4 DX" principles and step-by-step process, although I will touch upon that lightly in my first blog.  Rather, my focus will be on how might the principles of "4 DX" be applied to assure innovations, especially those that are sustained innovations, actually move forward and are intertwined in the fabric of the daily grind of getting urgent, pressing actions accomplished.

Stay tuned....(Ill try to push hard on finishing the book in the next week or so.  Fingers crossed!)

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