FranklinCovey Leadership Tips

FranklinCovey Leadership Tips are designed to help new and existing leaders to succeed in their roles. This bite-sized content is ideal for leaders who don't have the time for long-form content, but who still want to develop their skills and improve.

  • You Can Veto, But Not Dictate

    You Can Veto, But Not Dictate

    Create a greater sense of ownership and engagement on your team by including your direct reports in the goal-setting process.

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  • Make High-Impact Commitments

    Make High-Impact Commitments

    When you set a goal, are you committed and ready to achieve a winnable game? Or do you fizzle out? Learn to make commitments that impact your goals.

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  • Get Input When Brainstorming

    Get Input When Brainstorming

    What is the best way to create goals? Here are three different brainstorming methods.

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  • Narrow Your Goals

    Narrow Your Goals

    People who try to push many goals at once usually wind up doing a mediocre job on all of them. You can ignore the principle of focus, but it won’t ignore you.

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  • Make Goals Achievable

    Make Goals Achievable

    We’re not advocating goals that are easy to reach. Set a goal that challenges the team to rise to their highest level of performance but not beyond it.

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  • Share Your Challenges

    Share Your Challenges

    Learn why you should share your challenges with this helpful leadership tip.

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  • Get Better

    Get Better

    Are you consistently assessing your relevance and advancing your skills and capabilities?

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  • Lead Through Change

    Lead Through Change

    Change is the new normal. By the time you adjust to a change, another one is coming down the pipe. Learn how to effectively lead through change with this tip.

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  • Make High-Value Decisions

    Make High-Value Decisions

    Do you dedicate your time to the activities that will yield the most impactful results on the organization and your team’s mission?

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  • Celebrate Wins

    Celebrate Wins

    Do you spend as much time celebrating the achievement of goals as you do setting them?

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  • Deliver Results

    Deliver Results

    Are you and your team delivering activities instead of results? Are the results the right ones?

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  • Ensure Your Systems Support Your Mission

    Ensure Your Systems Support Your Mission

    Effective leaders create systems that make it easier to achieve results. When was the last time you did a “systems check”?

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  • Align Actions with the Wildly Important Goals

    Align Actions with the Wildly Important Goals

    Are the efforts of your team members moving your goals forward? How can you make it easier for them to do so?

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  • Identify The Wildly Important Goals (WIGs)

    Identify The Wildly Important Goals (WIGs)

    Does everyone know the team’s top two or three priorities (WIGs) and how they will align their efforts to achieve them?

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  • Create Vision

    Create Vision

    Have you articulated an inspiring vision so your people choose to volunteer their best?

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  • Hold Regular 1-on-1s

    Hold Regular 1-on-1s

    What’s preventing you from holding 1-on-1s with each of your team members?

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  • Protect Your Team Against Urgencies

    Protect Your Team Against Urgencies

    How will you find the courage to keep your team focused on what is most important, including saying no to some of your own best ideas?

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  • Coach Continuously

    Coach Continuously

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

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  • Show Loyalty

    Show Loyalty

    When was the last time you gossiped or disparaged someone behind their back?

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  • Balance Courage and Consideration

    Balance Courage and Consideration

    Do your wins come at the expense of others? Or do you allow others to win at your expense?

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