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Book Review: 4 Disciplines of Execution

Book Review: 4 Disciplines of Execution

There are some intriguing concepts and insights that Sean Covey (and the other authors) had in the book, 4 Disciplines of Execution. He has a very extensive background as a business executive and has had his program utilized by some very large, multi-national (and even international) companies.

The fundamental problem they define is this: Many executives and employees know their general strategy; they simply fail in the execution phase of their goals. Execution fails for 3 reasons:

Don't Waste Money On Recruiting: Get The House In Order First

Don't Waste Money On Recruiting: Get The House In Order First

Ambassador Search Group serves our clients best by focusing on introducing the best people we can find to our clients and advising them on interviewing, assessing, hiring, and managing them. Note though, we are only in charge of the introduction process. We don’t make the hiring decision and we don’t manage employees. As Gallup astutely points out, performance is a management problem.

The Trial Hire - Should You Hire On A Trial Basis?

The Trial Hire - Should You Hire On A Trial Basis?

The beginning of any employment is inherently an evaluation period and some companies embrace this with a probationary time, trial period, or some such language. The intent being to communicate the extra scrutiny the employee will experience to establish trust, learn the company, and contribute acceptably. By making the period explicit it reinforces the need for the person to be on their best behavior which theoretically enhances retention.