FranklinCovey Speaker

Todd Davis 

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"Greatness lies within each of us. In order to find it, we have to leap over the paradigms that limit us toward new paradigms that liberate us."
-Todd Davis
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Stop Focusing on What's Urgent and Prioritize What's Important

I recently wrote a piece for Entrepreneur that examines the common pitfalls of momentary urgencies and suggests ways we can move past the demands of the moment and focus on what’s important. 



Managers: Playing pinball is fun, but if you want results plan ahead

It is easy to get pulled in a multitude of directions, but ultimately, there is a task in need of prioritization. Here is a strategy you can use to stay focused and boost productivity—and happiness.    



Locked in disagreement? Break through with 'glasses that work'

Disagreement is common, and when it reaches deadlock, the success of our team and company objectives can be undermined. It’s time we checked our perspective. Here’s an exercise you can use to improve self-awareness and conflict-resolution skills. 



Todd Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, talent development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing.


Todd Davis is the author of Wall Street Journal's Best-Selling BookGet Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work. He is also a co-author of Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conversations to Ignite the Unlimited Potential in People.

He has been with FranklinCovey for over 20 years, and currently serves as chief people officer and executive vice president. He is responsible for FranklinCovey’s global talent development in over 40 offices in 160 countries.


As the former director of FranklinCovey’s Innovations Group, Todd led the development of many of FranklinCovey’s core offerings containing the company’s world-renowned content, and he continues to contribute to the development of new offerings. Davis has also served as FranklinCovey’s director of recruitment and led a team responsible for attracting, hiring, and retaining top talent for the company, which included over 3,500 employees.


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For over 25 years, Todd has delivered numerous keynote addresses and speeches at top industry conferences, associations, corporate events, and for FranklinCovey clients, many of which are Fortune® 100 and 500 companies. His topics include leadership, personal and interpersonal effectiveness, employee engagement, talent management, change management, and building winning cultures.  


Davis has served on the Board of Directors for and is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  


Prior to FranklinCovey, Davis worked in the medical industry for a decade, recruiting physicians and medical executives, as well as marketing physician services to hospitals and clients throughout the U.S.

books by todd davis
GET BETTER: 15 Proven Practices To Build Effective Relationships at Work
FranklinCovey’s Chief People Officer, Todd Davis, explains that an organization’s greatest asset isn’t only its people; rather, it’s the relationships between its people that is the greatest predictor of personal and professional effectiveness. In the end, employees’ ability to build and sustain great relationships is an organization’s ultimate competitive advantage.
TALENT UNLEASHED: 3 Leadership Conversations to Ignite the Unlimited Potential in People

"The vast majority of the workforce in any organization possesses far more talent, intelligence, capability, and creativity than their present jobs require or even allow.”  - Dr. Stephen R. Covey

That’s what Talent Unleashed  is about—unleashing that unlimited store of potential in people. That’s a leader’s job. 

And how does a leader do that job?  Through 3 Leadership Conversations—not just individual events, but ongoing discussions designed to help people realize their potential. In these conversations, leaders trade fear for trust, confusion for clarity, and micromanaging for empowerment.