Roger Merrill, co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center (now FranklinCovey Co.), has more than 40 years of experience as a line manager, senior executive, executive coach, consultant and teacher. Roger now specializes in writing, speaking and executive coaching with select senior leaders and organizations.
Roger is co-author (with Stephen R. Covey and Rebecca R. Merrill) of the international best seller, First Things First. He is also the author of Connections: Quadrant II Time Management, co-author of The Nature of Leadership, and contributing author to Principle-Centered Leadership. Roger's book, Life Matters: Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money (co-authored with his wife, Rebecca), was recognized by Soundview Executive Summaries as one of the 30 best business books of 2004.
One of the key reasons for Roger's effectiveness as a coach and consultant is his broad range of international experience and his ability to work at the personal, interpersonal, managerial and organizational levels in a practical, holistic way.
As an executive coach, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Roger has:
- Worked with over 600 different organizations in more than 30 countries
- Addressed domestic and international audiences ranging from a few to more than 20,000
As a manager and line leader, he has served as:
- President of small food processing company (100 employees)
- Senior HR executive of a large multinational organization
- Co-founder of the Covey Leadership Center
- President of a large multinational not-for-profit educational organization
As a writer and thought leader, he has:
- Authored or co-authored four books which together have sold over 2.5 million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages
The question: What single activity is most effective in unleashing human talent and improving organizational performance?
The answer: Holding three key conversations. What these conversations are, their history, and the principles that differentiate and make them powerful create an engaging and practical presentation. Audiences learn specific steps they can immediately implement with great results.
Based on the soon-to-be-released book Talent Unleashed co-authored with Shawn Moon, Todd Davis and Michael Simpson.
5 PD (Prevalent and Dangerous) Leadership Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Too often, unsuspecting high potential leaders become victims of habits and attitudes that cause them to plateau or crash. Roger provides early warning signs and avoidance strategies that not only safeguard the path to leadership success but actually help leaders achieve it.
The 6 Things Great Leaders Have in Common
With four decades of experience in working, training, consulting and writing in the field of leadership, Roger hones in on six specific things that emerge as common to great leaders worldwide. Understanding them will change your perspective on your own experience, help you benefit more from it, and influence you to seek opportunities you might otherwise avoid.
Life Matters 2011
Building on the powerful principles in his book Life Matters; Creating a Dynamic Balance of Work, Family, Time, and Money, Roger focuses on real-time application that addresses today's struggling economy, social networking and iPads. Life Matters was recognized by SoundView Executive Summaries as one of the best business books of 2004.
Stephen M. R. Covey
"There's no one I trust more than Roger Merrill. His immense credibility gives him great courage, judgment and influence. He is that rare individual who is able to balance profound wisdom and insight with intensely practical application. I have benefitted enormously from his advice over many years."
CEO, InsideOut Development
"Roger is a proven thought leader and mentor! His working style is a refreshing balance of powerful insights and practical common sense. His experience and credibility allow him to effectively partner with leading organizations, senior-level teams, and key leaders to understand and unlock performance capability."
Greg Link, Co-founder CoveyLink and co-author, Smart Trust
"Roger Merrill is uniquely qualified as a confidant to the most promising high potential talent and to CEO's and directors of global enterprises. I treasure the rare access I have had to Roger's informed and inspired perspective throughout our long association. I have both felt and witnessed his tremendous influence first hand."
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