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The latest articles from FranklinCovey thought leaders and consultants.

  • The Greatest Missed Opportunity In Business Today

    The Greatest Missed Opportunity In Business Today

    Leaders have so much to do, and it’s not easy to set aside the time to meet with our team members individually. And it’s easy to cancel that time, but here's why you shouldn't.

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  • Make The Mental Leap To Leader

    Make The Mental Leap To Leader

    The role of the leader is to ask, am I willing to step back, slow things down a little, and develop the capabilities of my team?

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  • Everyone Deserves A Great Manager

    Everyone Deserves A Great Manager

    Scott Miller gives thanks to the behind-the-scenes-team that helped launch Everyone Deserves A Great Manager and shares some thoughts on the process, including what he has learned.

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  • Check Your Motive

    Check Your Motive

    Check your motive. When you’re entering a meeting, starting a conversation with a colleague, or launching a campaign, ask yourself, what’s your agenda, what’s your win, and what's theirs.

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  • 10 Ways To Talk Like A Leader

    10 Ways To Talk Like A Leader

    Do you want your direct reports to be positive team players? Then think carefully about how you talk to them and use these 10 examples to talk like a leader.

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  • Examine Your Paradigms

    Examine Your Paradigms

    Most of our beliefs are shaped early in life by our surroundings. Some were shaped just yesterday by Fox News or the New York Times. Take control of your thoughts by examining your paradigms.

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  • Average First-Level Leaders Are Falling Behind

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  • The 4 Cores of Credibility

    The 4 Cores of Credibility

    Trust is a function of two things: character and competence. The good news is that we can increase our credibility, and we can increase it fast with The 4 Cores of Credibility.

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  • The Do's And Don'ts Of Effective Presentations

    The Do's And Don'ts Of Effective Presentations

    Don't waste your time, or the time of your CEO during your next presentation. Follow these simple do's and don'ts of effective presentations and get the most out of these valuable opportunities.

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  • The Focusing Question

    The Focusing Question

    What is the one thing you can do, such that by doing it, everything will be easier or unnecessary?

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  • Know Your Stuff

    Know Your Stuff

    Scott Miller shares a challenge with presenters everywhere: Know your stuff inside and out. Don't rely on anything besides your knowledge and passion for the subject to communicate your message.

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  • Fields Of Experience

    Fields Of Experience

    If you solve future problems based on how you’ve always solved previous, that seems very safe. But safe isn’t always a valuable leadership competency in an ever-changing marketplace.

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  • 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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  • 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 5 Waves Of Trust

    The 5 Waves Of Trust

    The 5 Waves of Trust uses the ripple effect metaphor to illustrate the interdependent nature of trust and how it flows from the inside out.

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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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