First-Level Leaders

Equip first-level leaders with the skills and resources to effectively lead their teams and in doing so, your organization will experience a significant return on the investment.

  • The Leadership Gap Report

    The Leadership Gap Report

    FranklinCovey conducted research comparing the beliefs and behaviors of average first-level leaders to great ones. Results of the research have identified the areas where organizations can improve.

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  • Be Prepared to Ask Questions

    Be Prepared to Ask Questions

    If someone does something you don't understand, be ready to ask questions.

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  • Work/Life Balance for Leaders

    Work/Life Balance for Leaders

    Work/life balance seems like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. Try these simple tips from Todd Davis to boost your energy and renew yourself.

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  • Choose Abundance

    Choose Abundance

    Do you know what choosing abundance means? Read this tip to learn more.

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  • Confessions of a First-Level Leader: I get so Nervous During Presentations That it’s Affecting my Credibility1:18

    Confessions of a First-Level Leader: I get so Nervous During Presentations That it’s Affecting my Credibility

    Don’t let your nerves affect your ability to deliver presentations effectively. Jimmy McDermott shares some tips to help you calm your nerves and to present with confidence.

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  • Make it Safe to Tell the Truth

    Make it Safe to Tell the Truth

    Todd Davis said, "The higher you are up the organizational ladder, the less likely you are to hear the truth--especially about yourself."

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  • Know When to Deliver Feedback

    Know When to Deliver Feedback

    Feedback can be insightful to direct reports, but when is the right time to give it? Here are 5 tips to know when to deliver feedback.

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  • Confessions of a First-Level Leader: I'm Getting Buried Alive by the Backlog of Email in my Inbox1:16

    Confessions of a First-Level Leader: I'm Getting Buried Alive by the Backlog of Email in my Inbox

    Don't be buried alive by the backlog of emails in your inbox. Productivity expert, Leena Rinne, shares some helpful tips to take control of your inbox.

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  • Right Wrongs

    Right Wrongs

    When you break a promise, is your first instinct to defend yourself, rationalize, minimize, or ignore it altogether?

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  • How to Set Team Goals

    How to Set Team Goals

    Team goals are essential to leading a great team. The next time you are setting team goals, try these six steps.

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  • Get to Know Your People

    Get to Know Your People

    Constantly working at work might move the project along a little faster, but if you don't know the people you work with, projects will take much longer.

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  • Focus on Your Circle of Influence

    Focus on Your Circle of Influence

    There are circumstances that are beyond our control, but there is something you can do. Check out this FranklinCovey leadership tip to learn more.

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  • Confessions of a First-Level Leader: My Team Resents me for Being Boss1:18

    Confessions of a First-Level Leader: My Team Resents me for Being Boss

    Going from team player to team coach can be tricky, but hiding from resentful people will only make things worse. Jimmy McDermott shares some tips to help new leaders handle resentment.

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  • Celebrate Wins

    Celebrate Wins

    When your team accomplishes goals, do you celebrate them? It is important to spend time acknowledging wins with your team.

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  • Confessions of a First-Level Leader: There's no Time for 1-on-1s With my Team1:33

    Confessions of a First-Level Leader: There's no Time for 1-on-1s With my Team

    1-on-1s are key to building high-engagement and maintaining accountability. They are simply too important to skip. Make them part of your leadership toolkit with these seven steps.

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  • Focus on the Wildly Important

    Focus on the Wildly Important

    Have you focused on the wildly important? Use this tip to keep priorities in line.

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  • Protect Against Urgencies

    Protect Against Urgencies

    Are urgencies draining your team's energy? Try this helpful tip to protect against energy draining urgencies.

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  • Constantly Coach

    Constantly Coach

    Do you see every interaction with team members as an opportunity to build confidence and develop potential?

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  • Redirect Credit

    Redirect Credit

    When leading a team, you are the face of your team and their work. It's common to receive more of the credit than you might deserve. Learn to share the credit with this tip.

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  • Confessions of a First-Level Leader: We're Overwhelmed1:16

    Confessions of a First-Level Leader: We're Overwhelmed

    Jimmy McDermott shares some advice for leaders of teams that are overwhelmed.

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