The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

Challenge & Solution

In today’s world, there are many opportunities for both organizations and individuals to accomplish extraordinary goals. However, the demands of our jobs, coupled with a great deal of information from so many sources (e.g. texts, emails, reports, tweets, blogs, websites, etc.) can be overwhelming, exhausting and distracting.

The sheer volume of distractions threatens our ability to think clearly and make good decisions. If we react to these stimuli without careful discernment, we will sink into a sea of irrelevancy and fail to accomplish the things that matter most in our professional and personal lives.

In a survey of more than 300,000 respondents, they spent only 60% of their time on important tasks and the remaining 40% was wasted on the unimportant and irrelevant tasks. This means organizations are bearing the labour cost of almost half a day of full-time employees’ with low productivity.

Franklin Covey’s The 5 Choices® to Extraordinary Productivity solution inspires participants to apply a process that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes. Supported by science and years of experience, this solution not only produces a measurable increase in productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.


Introduction Video


don’t react to the urgent
In today’s world, people are drowning in email, overwhelmed with demands, and trying to do more with less. 5 Choices participants filter the vitally important priorities from distractions so they can focus on making a real contribution.
don’t settle for ordinary
Everyone wants to make a difference, but competing priorities often prevent them from achieving extraordinary results. 5 Choices participants redefine their roles in terms of extraordinary results to achieve high-priority goals.
don’t sort gravel
The crushing increase in workday pressures can make people feel helpless and out of control. 5 Choices participants regain control of their work and lives through a cadence of planning and execution that produces extraordinary outcomes.
don’t let it rule you
An electronic avalanche of email, texts, and social-media alerts seriously threaten productivity as never before. 5 Choices participants leverage their technology and fend off distractions by optimizing platforms like Microsoft® Outlook® to boost productivity
icon5.jpg FUEL YOUR FIRE
don’t burn out
Today’s exhausting, high-pressure work environment burns people out at an alarming rate. Applying the 5 Energy Drivers™, participants benefit from the latest in brain science to consistently recharge their mental and physical energy.

Who should attend?

You cannot afford to miss this program if you are:

  • Individuals seeking a unique solution to better manage your decisions, attention, and energy so that you can consistently make choices which create extraordinary values for yourself and your organization.
  • Leaders seeking a powerful solution to increase productivity of their workforce for better organization performance.

The unique points

  1. A comprehensive solution with mind-set, tool-set, skill-set help improve the participants’ productivity.
  2. Unique deliverables combines timeless principles with current neuroscience research and thinking.
  3. A well-designed “5-week Quickstart” practicing process with powerful tools enable participants to apply the 5 choices when they turn back to their office.




Prepare & Assessment


The 5 choices Benchmark: includes 26 self-evaluation questions and 3 optional 360° questions, helping participants consider their own level of productivity. Participants will complete, print, and bring the online assessment to the work session.

Learn & Practive

Learn & Practive

TRAINING SESSION: This session engages participants in class or through LiveLearning in creating and acting on making The 5 Choices that will drive measurable productivity improvements with:

  • Participant Guide
  • Technical Guide
  • Take-Home Tools DVD
  • Expansion Bonus Modules (video-based mini-courses)
    • -   Wildly Important Goals
    • -   Office Nirvana
    • -   Brain-Care Basics


  • 5 WEEK QUICKSTART: Using either a paper guide or, participants
    • Hold Q2 Conversations.
    • Develop Role Statements.
    • Implement Weekly and Daily Q2 Planning.
    • Act on their Energy Plan.
    • Participate in the Bonus Modules.
  • 5 CHOICES REBENCHMARK: Re-benchmarking quantifies the results of efforts to improve productivity and drives commitment to continuous improvement based on feedback.
  • REPORT SESSION: Participants share their success stories in either a live session or via the web and give concrete examples of improved productivity, share best practices, and de-brief Benchmark results.


Client sharings

The most impressed lesson I have learned in this course is Q2 Culture which requires our full of attention instead of spend time on whirlwinds and distraction. Applying “3 Master Moves”to rule the technology, not let it rule us.

Ms Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – COTECCONS - 09 December 2017

“With the 5 Choices program, I have been able to have all my projects organized and ask what is more important.  My coworkers either understand why the other projects aren’t complete yet, or they tend to take on some of the unfinished projects on themselves.  I love the teamwork!  Now that my projects are in a visible format, it is much easier to delegate.”

Contributed by by a 5 Choices participant

“Ninety-nine percent of the material presented in the 5 Choices work session is relevant to the struggles I face daily. And the solutions to those issues are simple, easy to use, and provide value and purpose back into my life! Finally I can apply structure in a job which has no structure and I can stop reacting emotionally and look forward to ending the constant feeling of burnout.”

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

“I did not feel confident in my time management skills as a new hire. The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity work session went through everything that I had doubts in and explained the best process to deal with them. Good time management ideas, like weekly/daily planning and good note taking ideas. Very up-to-date with technology, using technology to increase productivity with Microsoft Outlook and iPhone Apps.”.

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

“I am so glad I signed up for the 5 Choices course last minute. I was desperate for help and this was the rescue I was looking for. It challenged my emotions, my beliefs, and my time prioritizing. I always stated time was the most important thing to me and now I know exactly how to manage it to get the most out of it for me! I learned to say no, to stop and breathe and to listen. No more stress, no more trouble sleeping and no more guilt! The best of all, I’m doing more, in less time! Win-win all around.”

Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

Since taking The 5 Choices seminar the way I prepare for the week has really changed my life.  The quality has improved; and I am much more productive.  I feel less stressed and that has had a positive effect on my personal life.

I am so grateful to my company for bringing this program to the employees.  I hope all employees in my company have the opportunity to take this great program.
Contributed by a 5 Choices participant

Working with my roles and my Q2 role statements really gave me some insight into my life. I saw that I wasn’t giving any time or energy to the roles that were most important to me. While I was fulfilling external obligations and doing well at work, I was not meeting my own needs, especially my need for a creative life.

Not only did I start writing again, but I implemented a shift in my health regimen. At the end of 5 weeks, I have 10 new blog posts, reworked a draft of a book, and lost 5 lbs. I look forward to the daily and weekly planning. I read my roles and my goals with pride because I have tangible proof that I am achieving them.

The biggest win for me was ruling my technology.  I have been able to use Outlook to remove my paper lists from my desk and to stay focused on what is important (looking at my calendar) and not email.

I am having to schedule ‘review email’ as a big rock to make sure I am not missing any critical to do’s. Overall, I feel less behind on my work.  I am really staying focused (most of the time) on those big rocks.

Contributed by Aaron, a The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity Participant

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