Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times
Resources to help you thrive in times of change.
Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times
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 created this site to 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.
Principles to Follow in Uncertain Times
Join FranklinCovey’s top thought leaders as they share unique and enduring insight to navigate turmoil and uncertainty to achieve your highest and best results in the midst of rapid change.
Move with the Speed of Trust, by
Stephen M.R. Covey
In this time of change, crisis and all-around uncertainty, the greatest asset and security leaders have is their credibility. The greatest currency they have is the trust people have in them. The greatest power they have lies in how they choose to extend their trust to others.
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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 for 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?
Leverage Four Principles to Execute in Times of Change
The hardest thing a leader will ever do is drive a strategy or plan that requires a change in human behaviour. It’s even more difficult in turbulent times. Learn key behaviours that enable leaders and organisations to execute on their Wildly Important Goals®.
Execute Your Strategic Goals and Create Breakthrough Results
Learn about a set of principles designed to help leaders consistently achieve breakthrough results. This guide will help you get started on achieving your goals.
Achieve Breakthrough Results in the Midst of Your Whirlwind
Join this on-demand webcast, with Chris McChesney, Wall Street Journal #1 best-selling author, as he provides proven insights on implementing practices designed to help leaders consistently achieve breakthrough results, especially in times of change.
Be Inspired: Learn How the 4 Disciplines of Execution<sup>®</sup> Created Breakthrough Results at Marriott Hotels
Few industries are hit as hard as hospitality in these uncertain times. See how Marriott was able to focus and engage their employees on the most important metrics. Something to consider when your world is in flux.
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?
Move With the Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey
In this time of change, crisis and all-around uncertainty, the greatest asset and security any leader has is their credibility. The greatest currency they have is the trust people have in them. The greatest power they have lies in how they choose to extend their trust to others
Are My Remote Employees Actually Working?
Leading remote teams is new to many people. While you’re stressing out about whether your people are actually focused and working, your people could be stressing out about whether you trust that they are working. High trust leaders create clear expectations and trust their people to deliver.
Be Inspired: Instead of falling victim to financial disaster, Frito-Lay exceeded expectations.
Economic recession, inflation and unpredictable weather conditions caused massive price increases in Frito-Lay’s supply chain. They had to move quickly to change their business model. The Speed of Trust had prepared them with a new perspective and skill set to manage through these unpredictable times.
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 have the biggest impact. As most of your people have gone home to work, 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?
Learn to Focus on Your Top Priorities
Employee productivity is always top of mind for organisations. It is even more so in times of change and uncertainty. Productivity expert Kory Kogon shares how to manage your productivity by rewiring your brain for focus, intentionality and engagement.
Be Inspired: See How Mississippi Power Was Able to Thrive During Times of Change
When Hurricane Katrina struck, Mississippi Power was prepared to respond in proactive ways because they’d woven 7 powerful principles of human effectiveness into their culture.
8 Ways to Manage Remote Team Members More Effectively
You’ll need a different approach to help remote workers thrive. In most cases, you’ll need to work extra hard on your management fundamentals, plus make some special, remote-friendly adjustments.
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?
Achieve Results in Times of Change Webcast
For 30 years, Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® framework has helped organisations improve their business outcomes by building a culture where highly engaged employees work together to solve problems creatively.
Watch our webcast to learn how organisations around the world are applying these principles to achieve results.
8 Ways to Better Manage Ambiguity and Uncertainty
Here’s the tough truth for managers: You’ll never achieve perfect clarity and control of your work. But you can learn to manage the anxiety, frustration and confusion that typically arise in uncertain situations, and grow more confident in your ability to act despite having limited information.
In times of change and uncertainty, everyone feels stress. Learn three key energy drivers – sleep, relaxation and connection – and tactical ways you can reduce your stress levels.
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