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.

  • Listen to Understand

    Listen to Understand

    Are you listening to understand? Listen to the other person to fully understand their point of view. Step our of your story and into learner mode to enhance your understanding.

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  • Reinforce What's Important

    Reinforce What's Important

    Positive feedback is an important way to reinforce great work and build a culture where people feel respected and appreciated. Whereas Instructive feedback is essential for helping improve performance

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  • Build Other Leaders

    Build Other Leaders

    How do you build other leaders? Use this coaching framework to help team members address performance issues, solve problems, and develop career opportunities.

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  • Build Your Capabilities

    Build Your Capabilities

    Capable people and organizations inspire confidence. Capability is your capacity to achieve results and includes your talents, attitudes, skills, knowledge, and style.

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  • Improve Your Intent

    Improve Your Intent

    Intent is your fundamental motive or agenda and the behavior that follows. It can be broken down and examined in these categories.

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  • Increase Your Integrity

    Increase Your Integrity

    Integrity is deep honesty and truthfulness. It is who you really are. To have high integrity, you need to have congruence, humility, and courage.

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  • 4 Essential Roles of Leadership

    4 Essential Roles of Leadership

    There are 4 roles every leader needs to play to become truly effective.

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  • Be Curious

    Be Curious

    Asking questions is a great way to clarify confusing situations. If there are changes happening to the company or if a coworker does something that you don't understand, don't be afraid to ask why.

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  • Stop Wishing, Start Doing

    Stop Wishing, Start Doing

    "Individuals, families, teams, and organizations shape their own future by creating a mental vision and purpose for any project, large or small." - Stephen R. Covey

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  • Write Your Goals Down

    Write Your Goals Down

    Whether it's for our work, our relationships, or our health, goals help us see the end and make progress towards it. If you have a goal, it is imperative for you to write that goal down.

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  • Set Clear Expectations And Goals

    Set Clear Expectations And Goals

    Avoid relying on these assumptions when you set expectations and goals because they can set up your direct reports to fail.

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  • Cultivate Empathy

    Cultivate Empathy

    Think of when you've been treated with empathy. It feels good to be understood, and it feels extraordinary when someone really "gets you."

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  • Practice, Practice, Practice

    Practice, Practice, Practice

    We all have things we could improve on. Whether that's on hard skills or soft skills, we need to take time to improve ourselves.

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  • Remove Assumptions From Decisions

    Remove Assumptions From Decisions

    Are you flying through resumes of potential new hires so fast that you only look at the last job title and where they went to school?

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  • Deepen Your Understanding

    Deepen Your Understanding

    Ask colleagues questions that deepen your understanding of them as people.

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  • Give Deliberate Feedback

    Give Deliberate Feedback

    Feedback should never be a knee-jerk reaction. It should be a deliberate action that is performed mindfully.

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  • Seek Out Bias

    Seek Out Bias

    Simply hearing “we’re all biased” or “bias is all around us in the workplace” doesn’t do much to inspire people to think and act to reduce bias. What does?

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  • Be Impartial

    Be Impartial

    As leaders, we are often required to be impartial, especially in hiring and in delegating duties.

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  • Stay Sharp

    Stay Sharp

    Research suggests that people’s biases are more likely to take over when they don’t have the time or mental capacity to really think things through.

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  • See-Do-Get


    The See-Do-Get model is one tool anyone can use to accept change.

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