Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Leadership based on a foundation of unshakeable principles
A Company Built On Culture

FranklinCovey is the world leader in helping organizations achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior, often the most difficult challenge any organization faces. When accomplished, it is also the most durable competitive advantage. 


We provide content, tools, methodology, training and thought leadership, all based on a foundation of unshakeable principles and proven practices.


Our ultimate aim is to deliver not just incremental but also transformational results. Our global presence represents a combination of our direct employees and our legacy licenses partners around the world.



"The world is asking for leaders with growth mindsets, who are willing to do the hard work of building more inclusive teams and organizations."
Our Mission

We enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere.
Our Vision


Our vision is to profoundly impact the way billions of people throughout the world live, work, and achieve their own great purposes.

Our Values
Our Foundational Beliefs
  • People are inherently capable, aspire to greatness, and have the power to choose.
  • Principles are timeless and universal and are the foundation for lasting effectiveness.
  • Leadership is a choice built inside-out on a foundation of character.
  • Great leaders unleash the collective talent and passion of people toward the right goal.
  • Habits of effectiveness come only from the committed use of integrated processes and tools.
  • Sustained superior performance requires the P/PC Balance (Production/Production Capability), a focus on achieving results and on building capability.
Our stated mission is to unleash greatness in people and organizations everywhere.
There are two truths inherent to this mission. First, that there is greatness in everyone.  And second, that it can be systematically unleashed through the proper application of paradigms, principles, and practices. 
A Letter From The CEO
The Challenge of Greatness

"Good" may be good enough for some, but most of us want more than that. Something inside us makes us want to be better than good. We want to be part of a team whose members, even years later, will be remembered for what they accomplished. We want to go for greatness! At FranklinCovey, our passion and mission is to enable greatness in people and organizations everywhere. To that end, we have studied the topic of great performance at perhaps an unprecedented level.


We have been privileged to work with thousands of organizations striving to achieve greatness. We have gone deep inside the operations of more than 500 of these organizations, examined and synthesized the data from more than 225,000 survey respondents, and worked with and analyzed more than 2,000 teams. We wanted to understand what constitutes great performance, what gets in the way of it, what conditions are necessary for it, and what a leader's role is in achieving it.


As a result, we have learned a lot about the topic of organizational greatness and what does and doesn't matter in getting there. For example:


  • The "strategic hand" dealt to great performers was not materially different from that dealt to good performers. Great performers simply did more with the hand they were dealt.
  • There are pockets of great performance in every organization, and the great performers didn't typically have more basic know-how than good performers. Great performers were simply much more successful at institutionalizing what they did know. They were better at execution; better at reducing inconsistency and getting the middle 60 percent of their operations, core performers to operate at levels much closer to that of their top performers.



What is Greatness

While absolute financial or operating performance is often the only "measure of greatness" people look at, our research shows that great organizations always produce four key outcomes. These four outcomes produced by great performers are:


  1. Sustained superior performance. They succeed financially, or operationally, in both the short and long term and not just on an absolute basis, but relative to their market potential or the hand they're dealt.
  2. Intensely loyal customers. They earn not only the satisfaction of their customers but also their true loyalty.
  3. Highly engaged and loyal employees. The people who work at great organizations are more than satisfied – they are energized and passionate about what they do.
  4. Distinctive contribution. They do more than "business as usual" they fulfill a unique mission that sets them apart from the crowd.

These four outcomes are measurable, unmistakable, and attainable by any organization.




  • Perform 50 percent more profitably than their peers.
  • Grow more than twice as fast as their peers.
  • Win the loyalty of all stakeholders, which makes it easier to continue to win in the future.

Beyond these rewards, there is something deeper and meaningful. The reward that comes only to those who have truly paid the price to excel.



Bob Whitman, 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FranklinCovey