Author(s): Kory Kogan
Every day brings a crushing wave of demands: a barrage of texts, emails, interruptions, meetings, phone calls, tweets, blogs - not to mention the high pressure demands of our jobs - is overwhelming and exhausting. The sheer number of distractions threaten our ability to think clearly and make good decisions. If we react to these stimuli, moving mindlessly from one task to another, we will fail to accomplish the things that matter most in our professional and personal lives. In this book, readers will learn how to make the five fundamental choices that will increase their ability to achieve what matters most to them. Backed by science and FranklinCovey's years of experience and research in this field, The 5 Choices helps readers increase their productivity and develop an inner sense of fulfillment and peace. The five choices are simple but require a radical shift in mindset and will lead to increased personal and professional success.
Kory Kogon is the Practice Leader for Productivity at FranklinCovey and previously worked as a Senior Leadership Consultant and the Subject Matter Expert for the Speed of Trust Practice. Before joining FranklinCovey, she spent more than 11 years with AlphaGraphics, Inc. where she served as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. She is a member of that National Association of Women Business Owner. Adam Merrill is Vice President of Innovation at FranklinCovey. He leads the teams that create FranklinCovey's award winning offerings and is a principal thought leader for The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity. Fourteen years ago, in 1994, he became involved in the research and writing of the book First Things First by Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill. This book quickly became one of the best selling books on time management. Since then, he has been passionately involved in understanding and communicating the principles and practices of extraordinary human performance. He has produced over a hundred short films, many of which have won CINE and Telly awards, and he has been a key creative and thought leader in the development of the majority of FranklinCovey's award winning products. Adam earned a BA in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University and an MBA, with distinction, from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Leena Rinne joined FranklinCovey's consultant team with over 10 years of experience in international business and high level client relationship management. Leena spent over 6 years as the FranklinCovey International Business Partner for Europe, Middle East and Africa. In this role, she was involved in the corporate strategy planning, operational support and financial reporting for over 25 FranklinCovey licensed partner offices. Prior to FranklinCovey, Leena worked in management in the telecommunications industry, where she was the Director of Training and the Director of Customer Relations at Touchfon International. Leena has a Master's degree in Economics from The University of Utah. With a strong love of music, Leena plays several instruments including the guitar, drums and the autoharp. A long time marathon runner, she loves spending time outdoors in Salt Lake City Utah, where she lives with her husband David and their twin daughters.