Great Life, Great Career - #12 Bob Whitman

December 31, 2018 Scott Miller

 

Great Life, Great Career hosted by Scott Miller, brings together insights, proven principles, and expert advice on aligning your passions and talents with your purpose and mission. This week, Scott sits down with FranklinCovey CEO, and his boss, Bob Whitman, to discuss lessons in leadership and how to lead in difficult situations.

 

 


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Guest Bio:

Robert A. Whitman is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of FranklinCovey (NYSE: FC). Prior to accepting the role of Chairman and CEO, Mr. Whitman served as an outside director on FranklinCovey's board. Prior to joining FranklinCovey, Whitman served as President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Hampstead Group, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in Dallas, Texas, from 1992 to 2000. Prior to that time, Mr. Whitman was Managing Partner and member of both the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Trammell Crow Group.

Episode Breakdown:

  • Shrinking attention spans
  • Being congruent with your message
  • The power of self-awareness
  • Clarifying expectations
  • Introduce Bob Whitman
  • Understand the business you run
  • Advice for leaders in difficult situations
  • The discipline to say “No”
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About the Author

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a twenty-three-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as the executive vice president of thought leadership. Scott hosts multiple podcasts including FranklinCovey On Leadership and Great Life, Great Career. Additionally, Scott is a co-author of The Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Everyone Deserves A Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices For Leading A Team. He is also the author of the multiweek Amazon #1 New Release, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow. Scott writes a weekly leadership column for Inc.com and is a frequent contributor to Thrive Global. Previously, Scott worked for the Disney Development Company and grew up in Central Florida. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

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