Book Offers Leaders Powerful New Insights and Practices for
Building a High-Performance Work Culture
NEW YORK & SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2017--
Post Hill Press and Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC), a leader in
organizational performance improvement solutions, have partnered to
release Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conversations to Ignite the
Unlimited Potential in People, which offers leaders in any
organization powerful new insights and practices for building a
high-performance work culture (Post Hill Press, on sale April 18, 2017).
The book is written by a team of renowned FranklinCovey leadership
experts, who share their collective knowledge gained from working with
thousands of leaders in industries that span the global workforce.
Leadership today requires many things, but one of the fundamental roles
of a great leader is to see, recognize, and ultimately unleash the
talents and strengths of others—and to create a bonding attraction for
these people to the organizations for which they work so these talents
and strengths are not developed and then lost to others in today’s
rapidly changing work environment.
So how do leaders do that? While most leaders are promoted for their
competence and skills, truly exceptional leaders are remembered for the
impact they have on the lives of those they lead.
When asked about the qualities of the best leader they ever had, most
people shared that humanity, courage, concern, and deep personal
interest were key behaviors exhibited and about how the leader helped
people grow, develop, accomplish objectives, and find greater meaning in
work and contribution. The leader genuinely cared.
Talent Unleashed features 3 Leadership Conversations that any
leader of a team, a project, or an organization can have to create that
sense of caring and belonging so that the best and brightest people are
attracted and kept and their talent is unleashed toward what matters
most. The book teaches the core principles, framework, and process that
enable leaders to release the talent, intelligence, capability, and
creativity in people, inspiring leaders and teams to create a culture
rich in trust, clarity, and empowerment.
The three ongoing Leadership Conversations leaders need to have with
team members to inspire and enable them to contribute and perform to the
very best of their ability, and to help leaders create a trusting,
synergistic workplace where employees feel confidant and empowered, are:
The 3 Leadership Conversations
Voice Conversations affirm the worth and potential of
each person on a team. In a voice conversation, individuals discover
their unique talents, passions and values − their individual “voice” –
and align these to their job and career responsibilities. It is the
process of identifying an individual’s unique talents and contribution.
Performance Conversations establish and clarify goals,
targets, roles, responsibilities, and accountability. In a Performance
Conversation, individuals are transformed from “interchangeable
employees” to trusted partners, colleagues, and teammates who work
together to accomplish goals that are vital to individual and
Clear-the-Path Conversations turn supervisors into
leaders, coaches, and mentors who become sources of help, enabling
people to succeed in their jobs. Leaders “clear the path” by removing
obstacles, teaching, coaching, and making course corrections along the
These conversations are the work of effective leaders distilled down to
its essence. Voice conversations help team members define their unique
talents and contributions. Performance conversations clarify
expectations and recognize achievement. Clear-the-Path Conversations
help identify what team members and leaders can do to remove obstacles
and help facilitate success.
The conversations are based on timeless principles of effectiveness in
human interaction, and are at the very core of the content of the book
and the process of the conversations. They include Contribution, Trust,
Synergy and Empathy, which are explored in detail in the book.
Organizational culture represents the environment created by the
collective habitual behaviors of the people in the organization. When
people’s actions and attitudes are aligned with true principles as they
interact with one another, the culture literally changes. And the nature
and frequency of genuine Leadership Conversations held in any
organization are a huge part of the culture and change, as they
significantly strengthen relationships and unleash the talents of those
who are led and those who lead.
Talent Unleashed will enable any leader who reads the book to
teach and nurture the foundational principles that create a lasting
culture of top performance.
For more information on Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership
Conversations to Ignite the Unlimited Potential in People visit https://www.franklincovey.com/books/talent-unleashed-book.html
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Shawn D. Moon
Shawn D. Moon has over three decades of experience in leadership and
management, sales and marketing, program development, and consulting
services. His deep knowledge and robust experience inspire others to
become leaders through personal effectiveness and execution. In his role
as executive vice president at FranklinCovey, Moon is responsible for
the company’s leadership solutions and strategic accounts, as well as
the Sales Performance Practice and Customer Loyalty Practice.
Over the past three decades, Todd Davis has practiced and refined his
skills and knowledge of human resources, talent development, executive
recruiting, sales, and marketing. Having been with FranklinCovey for
more than 20 years, he currently serves as executive vice president and
chief people officer. As a member of FranklinCovey’s executive team,
Davis is responsible for FranklinCovey’s global talent development,
which includes more than 40 offices in 160 countries.
For 30 years, Michael Simpson has been an internationally sought-after
executive coach, leadership consultant, and keynote speaker. His
practical business experience is in teaching, advising, and coaching
many of the world’s top business leaders and teams. He has coached and
consulted with leaders in over 35 countries in leadership development,
strategic planning, goal execution, building high performance-based
teams, and high trust organizational cultures.
A. Roger Merrill
Roger Merrill has more than 50 years of experience as a line manager,
senior executive, executive coach, consultant and teacher, as well as
being one of the co-founders of Covey Leadership Center (now Franklin
Covey Co.). Merrill now specializes in coaching senior leaders and
helping organizations improve performance and develop leaders. He is the
co-author (with Stephen R. Covey and Rebecca R. Merrill) of
international bestseller First Things First.
Talent Unleashed: 3 Leadership Conversations to Ignite the Unlimited
Potential in People by Shawn D. Moon, Todd Davis, Michael Simpson, A.
On sale April 18, 2017 | Post Hill Press
$26.00 | ISBN: 9781682610022 | 240 Pages
ABOUT FRANKLIN COVEY CO.
Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global, public company specializing
in organizational performance improvement. We help organizations and
individuals achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Our
expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust,
sales performance, customer loyalty and education. Franklin Covey
clients have included 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.
Franklin Covey has more than 100 direct and partner offices providing
professional services in over 150 countries and territories.
ABOUT POST HILL PRESS
Post Hill Press was launched in 2014 by a team of entrepreneurs and book
industry professionals with over 75 years combined experience.
Distributed by Simon & Schuster, Post Hill Press publishes across a wide
spectrum, with a focus on pop culture, business, self-help, health,
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spirit makes Post Hill Press a nimble publisher, willing and able to
move quickly and take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace.
Most importantly Post Hill Press prides itself on partnering with our
authors. Publishing with Post Hill Press is a collaborative experience,
where an author is included in the decision-making process. This
approach has been a key component in our ongoing success.
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