FranklinCovey—a company that focuses on improving performance through changes in human behavior—is the product of a 1997 convergence of two different lines of thought regarding time management—Hyrum Smith’s Franklin Day Planners and the philosophy behind Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. FranklinCovey has been expanding its multidisciplinary approach ever since then to generate new modes of thinking about the meaning and nature of effectiveness. Nowadays, this approach includes their On Demand interactive online courses, live workshops, and the same books that brought them recognition in the first place. The philosophies guiding these products has also expanded from the core imperatives of Stephen’s 7 Habits to include trust-building concepts from The Speed of Trust by Stephen’s son, Stephen M. R. Covey.
Calling itself "the gym for your career," G5 Learning strengthens your business muscles—the ones that let you flex your interpersonal skills, capacity for management, and entrepreneurship. As for your personal trainers, they're experts in career-building that have been sourced from prestigious universities and companies.
During live webcasts, they lecture on topics from customer engagement to building your personal brand, encouraging viewers to set specific goals. These talks are always divided into one of five categories: Manage & Lead, Social Skills, Organize & Prioritize, Influence, and You.
G5 Learning supplements its realtime talks with recordings of past ones, so users can always search for a session that addresses their weak points. The non-live videos are broken into manageable sections, and, like the butler you hired to watch you read, they always remember where you left off. Other materials on the site include articles, apps that track your learning progress, and tools to create "huddles"—spaces where fellow members can share insight and ideas.