FranklinCovey Blog

The latest articles from FranklinCovey thought leaders and consultants.

  • Leadership Training Over The Years

    Leadership Training Over The Years

    Over the last 30 years, FranklinCovey’s point of view on leadership has evolved substantially. With leadership, often the “how” changes, but the "what" remains the same.

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  • Does Silence Equal Agreement?

    Does Silence Equal Agreement?

    Scott Miller explores the idea that silence equals complicity and calls on readers to reflect on and challenge their own paradigms.

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  • Make The Mental Leap To Leader

    Make The Mental Leap To Leader

    Don’t leave the success of your first-level leaders, and your organization, to chance—make the mental leap to leader and download our complimentary six-step guide today!

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  • Advice From The CEO

    Advice From The CEO

    When the CEO gives you advice, you listen. Which is exactly what Scott Miller did when FranklinCovey's CEO, Bob Whitman, told him that he made too many declarative statements.

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  • Habit 1: Be Proactive®

    Habit 1: Be Proactive®

    Habit 1: Be Proactive means more than taking initiative. It means we are responsible for our own lives. Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.

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  • Lead By Example

    Lead By Example

    What we model gets replicated, down to the most minute behaviors. If you set a low standard in your own performance and work ethic, that’s often the culture of the team.

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  • Average First-Level Leaders Are Falling Behind

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  • Discipline 1: Focus On The Wildly Important

    Discipline 1: Focus On The Wildly Important

    Discipline 1: Focus on the Wildly Important - A wildly important goal (WIG) is a goal that can make all the difference. You're going to commit to apply a disproportionate amount of energy to it.

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  • The Power Of Simple Messaging

    The Power Of Simple Messaging

    The power of messaging lies in simple communication repeated over and over. Scott Miller brings to bear lessons learned from Donald Miller to look at the political landscape differently.

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  • Choice 1: Act On The Important, Don't React To The Urgent

    Choice 1: Act On The Important, Don't React To The Urgent

    Develop the habit of being conscious and intentional by understanding the reactive brain and the thinking brain and discerning the important from the less important.

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  • Lead Difficult Conversations

    Lead Difficult Conversations

    Too often leaders are promoted without understanding that one of their key roles is providing clear and considerate feedback to their direct reports.

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  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®

    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®

    Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination and where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.

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  • 6 Actions To Retain Talent

    6 Actions To Retain Talent

    Your high performers are constant targets of recruitment. Combat poaching and retain talent with these six actions from Scott Miller.

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  • Discipline 2: Act On The Lead Measures

    Discipline 2: Act On The Lead Measures

    The discipline of leverage requires you to identify and act on the measures that are predictive of reaching your goal and that can be influenced by you and the team.

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  • Outer Order, Inner Calm

    Outer Order, Inner Calm

    Scott Miller shares the impact that Gretchen Rubin's book, Outer Order, Inner Calm has had on his life, specifically how it has made him reflect on his own clutter, collecting, and habits.

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  • Own Your Mess!

    Own Your Mess!

    Own your management messes and turn them into leadership successes by evaluating your performance in 30 key areas.

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  • Choice 2: Go For Extraordinary, Don't Settle For Ordinary

    Choice 2: Go For Extraordinary, Don't Settle For Ordinary

    Make decisions based on what success looks like in the most important roles you play.

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  • Be A Light, Not A Judge

    Be A Light, Not A Judge

    As we look to lift others, think of those in your life where you can be a light. Those who may have been passed over, discriminated against, neglected, or need a champion to lift them up.

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  • Habit 3: Put First Things First®

    Habit 3: Put First Things First®

    Habit 3: Put First Things First is the exercise of independent will toward becoming principle-centered. Habit 3 is the practical fulfillment of Habits 1 and 2.

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  • The Gossip Effect

    The Gossip Effect

    Building a winning culture is on everyone's mind, but an often overlooked aspect is the effect that gossip has on trust, and ultimately culture.

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  • Discipline 3: Keep A Compelling Scoreboard

    Discipline 3: Keep A Compelling Scoreboard

    The discipline of engagement requires you to create a players' scoreboard so that members of the team can easily tell whether they are winning or losing.

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