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Bestselling Authors Stephen R. Covey and Ram Charan to Speak at FranklinCovey Executive Leadership Summit December 8 to 12, 2008 : Leadership Program Features Authors of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Bestselling Authors Stephen R. Covey and Ram Charan to Speak at FranklinCovey Executive Leadership Summit December 8 to 12, 2008 : Leadership Program Features Authors of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) November 19, 2008

Covey, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Ram Charan, bestselling author of Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done will not only give keynote addresses at the leadership program, but they will interact directly with attendees in work sessions. Other speakers will include Robert Whitman, CEO of FranklinCovey, Bill Bennett, senior vice president, leadership practice, FranklinCovey, Mette Norgaard, senior leadership consultant, FranklinCovey, and author of The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work, and Michael Simpson, senior strategy execution consultant, FranklinCovey. The leadership program's curriculum also includes content from other global leadership experts, including Jack Welch, Fred Reichheld, Clayton Christensen and others.

View a complimentary video webinar that features Bennett talking about the important role that leadership plays in the current volatile economic climate by visiting Bennett also discusses the upcoming leadership program and the benefits of attending.

"Motivating people to achieve greatness in today's 'Knowledge Worker Age' requires a leader to understand the "whole person" – tapping into body, heart, mind and spirit. Only then, can leaders connect employees' motivations and knowledge to unleash potential," said Covey. "Then, the ability for leaders and their teams to execute on their organizations' highest priorities comes naturally."

FranklinCovey's research shows that leadership greatness in organizations is based on four primary outcomes they must achieve:

Sustained superior performance – The ability to generate breakthrough results, time and time again. Intensely loyal customers – Clients, vendors and partners who aren't just satisfied, but are devoted to the organization's continued success. Winning culture – A workplace in which employees can contribute their highest and best talents. Distinctive contribution – The legacy for which the organization is known will continue for years to come. The leadership program will focus on helping executives learn to achieve: Proven leadership behaviors that create immediate and lasting change, how to harness passionate leadership in employees to help them to achieve specific business objectives. They will implement this practical learning on the Monday they return to work. They will begin doing things differently to achieve immediate results.

The leadership program will also focus on four leadership imperatives that leaders must implement for employees to make their highest and best contributions:

Inspire Trust. Great leaders create personal credibility and earn the legitimate trust of others. Clarify Purpose. Great leaders work effectively with others to create a clear and compelling purpose that is focused on customer needs – strategically aligned and financially viable. Align Systems. Great leaders build the organization's capability to consistently achieve its goals, attract and retain talent, improve work processes, and develop intense customer loyalty. Unleash Talent. Great leaders tap the full potential and contribution of each individual, respecting all the dimensions of the "whole person." Additionally, attendees at the leadership program will:

Gain insights on current, relevant leadership challenges through open discussion with peer participants. Gain the "time and space" to focus on the most pressing leadership challenges or opportunities facing their organization. Increase their capacity to execute and achieve their most critical organizational results. Achieve the highest loyalty and contribution of their team members in achieving critical goals. Learn how to create four essential systems that drive enduring, measurable results Learn how to measure and earn the intense loyalty of their customers. Learn how to help others achieve their full potential. Improve the trust others have in them as a leader. Prior to attending the leadership program, attendees will participate in pre-work, including defining a personal leadership challenge or opportunity on which they want to focus during the program. They will take a Leadership Quotient (LQ) assessment to measure their leadership capabilities, which includes feedback from their manager, direct reports, and peers. Based upon the assessment data, they will complete an action plan during the leadership program. The plan will target behaviors that will bring them the best results once they return to their organization.

Summit Registration and Pricing:

For more information or to register for the leadership program, visit The investment to attend is $ 8,500 per participant. Group rates apply at $ 6,500 per participant from the same organization. To speak with a FranklinCovey representative about further discounted rates call 1-888-705-1776.

About FranklinCovey

FranklinCovey (NYSE: FC) is the global consulting and training leader in the areas of strategy execution, leadership, customer loyalty, sales performance, and individual effectiveness. Clients include 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small- and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. FranklinCovey has 40 direct and licensee offices providing professional services in 147 countries. For more information, please visit

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