FranklinCovey Blog

The latest articles from FranklinCovey thought leaders and consultants.

  • Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    In times of great uncertainty, leaders can freeze to the point of inaction or execute with excellence, increase trust, achieve more, and transform fear into engagement.

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  • 6 Ways Your Leaders Can Build Trust and Avoid Breaking It

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  • Clarity of Mission and Purpose

    Clarity of Mission and Purpose

    Why, for nearly all of us, does it take a life-altering event to bring our lives into focus? To force clarity on our mission and purpose?

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  • Leaving a Legacy

    Leaving a Legacy

    How would you rate your service? Not your customer service, but rather your life of service. Are you putting your talents and passions to work for others?

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  • 80% of your results will come from 20% of your activities - are you focusing on the right ones?

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  • What's Your Moonshot?

    What's Your Moonshot?

    How can you possibly achieve your moonshot if you haven't even identified it? Identify your goal and recruit help to achieve it, after all, no one ever went to the moon alone.

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  • 3 Things Every Leader Needs to Know About Trust—The # 1 Leadership Competency

    3 Things Every Leader Needs to Know About Trust—The # 1 Leadership Competency

    In an era when trust is hard to come by—and more important than ever, as we work to solve unprecedented problems—leaders at all levels need to understand three fundamental truths about trust.

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  • 7 Ways To Build Trust Between You And Your Team

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  • 6 Questions to Build the Business Acumen of Your Team

    6 Questions to Build the Business Acumen of Your Team

    If you’re a people leader, ask yourself these six questions to educate your team on your money-making model and all of the levers at their disposal to drive profitable growth.

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  • The New Public Relations

    The New Public Relations

    Thought leadership is the new public relations and Scott Miller shares eight points to consider as you develop and perfect your thought leadership strategy.

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  • How to Manage Your Time: 7 Tips For Doing What Matters Most

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  • The Opposite of Effective

    The Opposite of Effective

    Scott Miller reflects on an experience with Stephen. M. R. Covey to compare and contrast effectiveness and efficiency.

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  • 4 Ways to De-Escalate Drama

    4 Ways to De-Escalate Drama

    Whether you are a drama maker or avoider, Scott Miller shares four ways to lessen the drama in your life and the lives of those around you.

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  • 10 Phrases Leaders Use To Build Trust With Team Members

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  • Anxiety and Control

    Anxiety and Control

    Let go a bit. Loosen your grip. Step back and realize you’re not controlling nearly as much as you think you are.

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  • 3 Ways to Think More Strategically in 2021

    3 Ways to Think More Strategically in 2021

    Make 2021 the year of thinking more strategically. Build your brand and reputation by considering these three things.

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  • 5 Tips For Constant Self-Renewal

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  • The Comparison Conundrum

    The Comparison Conundrum

    We compare almost every facet of our lives with those around us. Whether this motivates or demoralizes us depends on how we connect it to our values.

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  • Preparation and Respect

    Preparation and Respect

    Preparation is really about respect. The next time you’re faced with a deliverable of any type, consider uncharacteristically over-preparing and watch what happens around you.

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  • Shine Your Spotlight

    Shine Your Spotlight

    As leaders, we’re often advised to ensure our team members have a chance in the spotlight. Scott Miller takes this a step further and encourages leaders to recognize that they are the spotlight.

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  • The Ultimate Tension of Leadership

    The Ultimate Tension of Leadership

    You don’t want to suffocate your team, but you also want to ensure your experience, past and future, is valuable. Learn to balance this tension.

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  • Listen Like a Leader: 9 Tips to Drive Powerful Conversations

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  • Feedback and Self-Awareness

    Feedback and Self-Awareness

    We hear nonstop about how valuable feedback is to build our self-awareness. Scott Miller shares a simple, yet effective, way to get valuable feedback and to act on it.

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  • Looking Around Corners

    Looking Around Corners

    Great leaders can anticipate what’s on the horizon and have the agility and nimbleness to respond accordingly. Develop this game-changing skill by asking yourself and your team these six questions.

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  • Differentiate Yourself

    Differentiate Yourself

    How are you differentiating your brand from others? Are you surprising and delighting? You don’t need to show others up to show up yourself.

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  • Identify Your Biases

    Identify Your Biases

    Here's a short exercise to help you become more aware of your biases and how they cloud your perceptions and influence your decisions.

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  • 6 Traits That Make New Leaders Great Leaders

    6 Traits That Make New Leaders Great Leaders

    Achieving goals as an individual, month after month, has little correlation to helping others do the same. As you’re surveying your leadership bench strength, consider these traits of great leaders.

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