September 17, 2020
Meg Thompson, Vice President-General Manager of Education for FranklinCovey, celebrates The 30th Anniversary of Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and shares her thoughts about The Leader in Me Program. This is episode 312 of Teaching Learning Leading K12, an audio podcast.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is celebrating its 30th anniversary!!! It has been one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, and has transformed the lives of presidents, heads of state, CEO’s, educators and parents. With all that is going on across the globe—where leaders and individuals are having to change the way they work, function and manage their organization—these timeless principles are as helpful as ever.
Meg Thompson is Vice President-General Manager of Education for FranklinCovey. Meg is responsible for leading a team that partners directly with K-12 Schools and Districts to develop the potential of their staff and students. Meg began her career with the company in 2000 and served as a consultant to the then Pharmaceutical Vertical.
Prior to her appointment as Vice President-General Manager of Education, Meg served as a consultant and Executive coach working with our Execution content.
Meg was instrumental in the early development of 4DX and worked with the largest Fortune 100 clients. In 2014 Meg was asked to assume a leadership role on the growing Education team as a Managing Director of sales in the Northeast. As the Education Practice grew, so did Meg’s responsibilities to include leading the Northern US and Canada Sales team, Operations team, Special Project Management team.
Prior to joining FranklinCovey Meg worked in the Pharmaceutical, Technology and Oil industries in Organizational Development positions. In each organization, her role was to improve productivity and performance while developing the human capital of the organization.
Meg graduated from LaSalle University with a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology and Computer Science, and has a Master’s degree in Human Organization Science from Villanova University and certified through Columbia University in Executive Coaching .
What is The Leader in Me?
Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. The process helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life.
It utilizes several leadership, social-emotional learning, quality, and educational models and processes from past and current thought leaders. It includes The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a key component of the overall process, and is a synthesis of universal, timeless principles of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration, and renewal. Leader in Me is having a significant, measurable impact on schools all over the world and in the lives of millions of students, parents, teachers, and administrators.
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Length - 36:09