The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

5 Choices

By FranklinCovey—now available through AMA.

Be your most productive self with this course based on the teachings of FranklinCovey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.

By FranklinCovey—now available through AMA.

The Extraordinary Productivity: The 5 Choices That Drive Success course is based on ideas and practices accumulated over decades from the leaders of productivity. This FranklinCovey seminar provided by AMA will help you develop the necessary tools to maximize productivity in the workplace.

For most of us, the demands our careers sometimes place on our shoulders can be overwhelming. Combine this with the distractions caused by an unending influx of information, and our lives can become downright exhausting. If we don’t react to these stimuli with clear discernment, our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important suffers—and the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives get shortchanged, or worse, not accomplished at all.

This productivity seminar combines current neuroscience research with proven productivity principles to help you better manage your decisions, attention, and energy. You’ll learn how to apply a process—which incorporates the use of Microsoft Outlook®—to dramatically increase your ability to achieve life’s most important outcomes by consistently making choices that create extraordinary value for yourself and your organization. This solution not only produces a measurable increase in productivity but can also provide you with a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment.

To maximize your learning in this course, bring your laptop for a more hands-on experience.

How You Will Benefit

  • Apply the latest science on brain health to maximize your productivity in the workplace
  • Utilize a language with others to ensure you’re aligned around “important and urgent”
  • Recognize how to achieve true and consistent work-life balance
  • Create a personalized, practical system for managing your high-impact goals
  • Manage technology so it doesn’t manage you

What You Will Cover

Choice 1: Acting on the important instead of reacting to the urgent

  • Discerning the important from the urgent or less important
  • Teaching others the language and methodology of importance

Choice 2: Going for extraordinary instead of settling for ordinary

  • Clarifying what extraordinary looks like in your current, most important roles
  • Defining and executing measurable goals to achieve role outcomes

Choice 3: Scheduling the big rocks instead of sorting gravel

  • Mastering weekly planning processes to identify, schedule and execute high-impact priorities
  • Mastering daily planning processes to ensure attention, energy, and execution

Choice 4: Ruling your technology instead of letting it rule you

  • Designing a personalized system to manage appointments, tasks, contacts, notes and documents
  • Turning Outlook® into a productivity workflow engine

Choice 5: Fueling your fire instead of burning out

  • Understanding the impact of brain health on day-to-day performance
  • Using the 5 Energy Drivers to sustain energy throughout the day

Who Should Attend

Business professionals at all levels looking for the tools to maximize productivity and achieve the extraordinary.

Special Feature

Upon registration you will receive a link to an online benchmark 26-question assessment to see where you stand on key productivity behaviors. You will have the opportunity to take the benchmark again after applying what you learned.

– Participant Guide
– Microsoft Outlook® Technical Guide
– The 5 Choices: a brief monograph with notebook
– Bonus Modules: three video-based mini-courses with toolkits


For Classroom, Live Online, and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place or cancel without penalty at any time up to three weeks prior to your program. If you provide AMA with less than three weeks notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA OnDemand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed—At AMA, we guarantee the quality of our seminars. In fact, 98% of our participants say they would recommend the course they have taken to their colleagues. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with a seminar for which you have paid, AMA will give you credit toward another seminar of comparable price or will refund your fee.

We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

American Management Association

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

Challenging situations require a trusted partner.AMA’s mission and approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—“learning through doing”—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research.

Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

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Reviews of American Management Association

(10 Reviews)
Brian N.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Brian N. gave this class 5 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.
Sharon M.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Great class - I am excited to start practicing what I learned.
Hussain A.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Hussain A. gave this class 5 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.
Raymond W.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Very informative and will help me with my development in my position
Brenda D.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
I enjoyed the face to face interaction. This was my first classroom attendance and I've attended on line sessions previously with AMA.
Karen M.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
I think this was the best class I have taken from AMA. Joseph was awesome in his delivery style, questions, insight. He's fantastic.
Jacqueline S.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
This course was very well organized and helped me to recognize some of the things that I have been doing were correct. This course also helped me to know that what I have been doing and WHY it seems to be working. This will help me to better assist others and not just say, well this is what I do but also here is what works.I picked up several new and good pieces of information that I am going to be able to implement in my personal and professional life.
Angela F.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
I originally wanted to do this class in-person. Due to a conflict, I had to reschedule to an on-line...I admit, I was skeptical. But this WAS fantastic. It was interactive, and easy to follow. The hard copy materials mailed in advance were perfect for following along. GREAT class.
David G.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
excellent training! very practical and helpful!
Odas P.
Attended: The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Odas P. gave this class 5 out of 5 Connect2Classes stars.