Scott Miller is the author of Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow and other bestselling books.

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As assistants, we’re great at learning from each other, attending assistant training events, listening to assistant podcasts, etc. But Leader Assistants will read books and listen to podcasts their executive’s listen to, and attend training events that their executive’s attend.

This is why I’m excited to share my conversation with Scott, who is not an assistant – or an administrative professional trainer or speaker. He trains executives all over – helping them be leaders worth following. In fact, your executives have more than likely consumed a resource from Scott or others at Franklin Covey over the years, so listen up for some perspective from the other side of the table.

Scott and I talk about what he looks for in an assistant, what it means to be a leader you would want to follow, how to build confidence, tips for personal branding, what you can do to earn the trust of your executive, and much more.

Note: One of the books Scott refers to in our interview is Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein, which I highly recommend you check out.


With people, slow is fast, and fast is slow.

– Stephen R. Covey


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Scott Miller Leader Assistant Podcast

Scott Miller is a 23-year associate of FranklinCovey and serves as the senior advisor of thought leadership. Scott hosts multiple podcasts including FranklinCovey’s On Leadership and Great Life, Great Career. Additionally, Scott is the author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Release, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow. Scott authors a weekly leadership column for and is a frequent contributor on podcasts, and webinars. Previously, Scott worked for the Disney Development Company, and grew up in Central Florida. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.


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