How Messed Up Are You as a Leader with Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a 24-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as the executive vice president of thought leadership.

Scott hosts the world’s largest and fastest-growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Release, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal best-seller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a TeamScott authors a weekly leadership column for and is a frequent contributor to podcasts and webinars. Previously, Scott worked for the Disney Development Company and grew up in Central Florida. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.

Today I talk to Scott about the importance of relationships as the competitive advantage and the core competencies to get you there was a great chance for all of us to check ourselves in the mirror every day and take action.

Key Leadership Takeaways:

  • Human-Centric perspectives win the day. Attributes such as:
    • Talking Straight
    • Showing Vulnerability
    • Not being afraid of the difficult conversations
    • Humility
    • Active Listening
    • Declaring your intents
  • Relationships are a competitive advantage within the organization.

Leader Action Plan:

  • Stop thinking in terms of “soft skills” and start thinking “HUMAN SKILLS”.
  • As a leader, do not be afraid to solicit feedback (up, down, and laterally) OFTEN.

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