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Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

Resources to help you thrive in times of change.

In times of great uncertainty, leaders are faced with one of two choices. Freeze to the point of inaction, allowing uncertainty to damage culture, performance, results and significantly slow a return to greatness. Or transform fear into engagement, execute with excellence, use the uncertainty as a time to actually increase trust and help everyone in the organisation prepare to do more with less. 

We, at FranklinCovey, provide leaders with tools and resources to help them navigate and lead their organisations through unpredictable times. Over the past three decades, we have assisted hundreds of thousands of leaders, across tens of thousands of organisations, to improve execution, increase trust, do more with less and transform culture.

Section 1: Execute With Excellence

Execute Your Most Important Priorities With Excellence

It is imperative to narrow focus to the few most important priorities that will make the biggest difference. Everyone in the organisation must understand these priorities and how their daily work connects. With clear goals, strong alignment and a system of daily focus and accountability, the best organisations make rapid progress even in very uncertain times. Is everyone in your organisation clear on the most important priorities? Do you know if their daily actions align with those priorities?

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Section 2: Increase Trust

Increase Trust to Increase Speed

In low-trust environments, friction grows, speed slows and cost increases significantly. The combination of slow speed and high costs is a killer and will greatly diminish the ability of your teams, to come up with new innovative ways to work, serve customers and come together to navigate internal and external uncertainty. Do you have pockets of low trust in your organisation that may slow you down when you can least afford it?

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Section 3: Achieve More

Achieve More With Less

More than ever, you need your people to be both effective and efficient. There is no time for wasted energy or for people to invest resources on the things that will not have the biggest impact. As you may be in an environment where more and more people are working from home, are you confident they have the tools necessary to focus their time and energy on the tasks and projects that will have the biggest impact?

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Section 4: Transform Fear

Transform Fear Into Engagement

The combination of fear, anxiety and uncertainty come together to stifle productivity, innovation and engagement. The best leaders help their people move quickly through the change cycle. As a result, they actually achieve greater levels of engagement in times of uncertainty. Have you appropriately equipped your leaders and your people to thrive?

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Section 5: Sales

Leading Your Sales Team During Uncertainty

Sales leaders have faced disruptions in the past, but these times are different. While all organisations are facing unique circumstances post-pandemic, one thing is true for every leader: How you fare during a crisis will come down to how well you execute your plan. Great execution isn’t just about knowing what to do, but doing what you know. Your team needs your leadership. Are you ready?

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