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Jim Huling - A Simple System to Get the Most Important Things Done

Many of us spend so much time being busy but not accomplishing the things that are most important. Others set goals and spend too much time putting fires out to focus on making the correct progress. I'm so excited to introduce you to Jim Huling. He's the FranklinCovey consultant responsible for the 4 Disciplines Methodology, a simple system for getting the most important things done.

Jim is a speaker, coach, and author. With over 37 years of corporate leadership, he's a global managing consultant for FranklinCovey. He leads large-scale engagements for companies like Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Kroger, and more. Jim is the author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and is extremely excited about releasing the new second edition, The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Revised and Updated: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals.

We have such a great conversation. We talk about whirlwinds and wildly important goals or WIGs. Jim shares what the four disciplines are and how they are used to make an impact that matters. We all know that execution is a huge challenge for entrepreneurs. Jim shares how to focus on what's wildly important, how to act on lead measures, the importance of keeping a compelling scoreboard, and having a cadence of accountability. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to accomplish the things that matter the most.

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Jim Huling thank you so much for being here!

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