FranklinCovey Blog | January, 2009
In writing this week about Barack Obama we’re not trying to capitalize on his popularity (although we love Ben and Jerry’s new ice-cream flavor “Yes PeCan”).
But the new President of the United States undeniably seems to know something about greatness.
Somehow he has earned the loyalty of a lot of people. During his campaign 10,000 young people crowded into a Washington, D.C., rally and gladly tossed $15 into a pot to sign up as volunteers. Greeters with laptops took their e-mail addresses. This scene was repeated hundreds of times across the U.S. › Continue reading
In an interview I recently had with Dr. Stephen R. Covey for the FranklinCovey Client Facilitation Academy, I asked him a series of questions provided by our client facilitators that included challenges they are facing as they teach in their organizations to issues some may be struggling with when living the principles of effectiveness. In some cases, as the interviewer, I took the liberty of asking for further clarity or a “deeper dive” on topics that might be of interest. Those additional questions are italicized. Here are a few of the responses.
Q – Thomas Sibert of the Naval Support Activity asked :
“Early in the 7 Habits Signature Program, the idea of “principles” is introduced. It has worked for me to ask participants what principles of government the United States is based on. They quickly come to the Declaration of Independence and the statement “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [and women] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Do you find this example consistent with your definition of a principle?” › Continue reading
Hello to thousands of our friends worldwide on the new FranklinCovey blog.
What is this blog about? Well, our FranklinCovey mission is to enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere.
It sounds pretty ambitious to help everybody become great. It sort of depends on how you define the word “great.” Maybe you feel a little weary just reading our mission statement-I know I do. Sometimes just getting up in the morning is a “great” accomplishment.
But at FranklinCovey it’s a mission we deeply believe in.
This is what we mean by our mission: We’d like to help you and everybody else live a great life.
What could be a more energizing mission than that?
That’s why we’ve started this blog.
We’re going to discover among ourselves what it means to live a great life-how you personally can live a great life-and how together we can help other people live a great life.
When you come to this blog you’ll be blown away by the ideas for living not just a pleasant life, a secure life, a nice life-but a truly great life. › Continue reading