Dr. Stephen R. Covey is co-founder/vice-chairman of FranklinCovey Company, a leading global professional services firm. FranklinCovey offers learning and performance solutions to assist professionals and organizations in significantly increasing their effectiveness in productivity, leadership, communications and sales. Dr. Covey is perhaps best known as the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which is ranked as a No. 1 best-seller by the New York Times, having sold more than 13 million copies in 36 languages throughout the world. The book’s message has created lasting impact—its sales keeping it on numerous best-seller lists for years. Dr. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, and organizational consultant. He has made teaching principle-centered living and principle-centered leadership his life’s work.
Dr. Covey is the recipient of the Thomas More College Medallion for continuing service to humanity and has been awarded seven honorary doctorate degrees. Other awards given Dr. Covey include the 2003 National Fatherhood of the Year award (the most meaningful award he says he’s ever received), the Sikh’s 1998 International Man of Peace award, the 1994 International Entrepreneur of the Year award, Inc. magazine’s Services Entrepreneur of the Year award, and, in 1996, the National Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement award for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He has also recently been recognized as one of Timemagazine’s 25 most influential Americans and one of Sales and Marketing Management’s top 25 power brokers. Dr. Covey is currently serving on the board of directors for the Points of Light Foundation and the advisory board for the national Character Education Partnership.
Dr. Covey’s organizational legacy to the world is Covey Leadership Center. On May 30, 1997, a merger with Franklin Quest created the new FranklinCovey Company with over 3,000 employees and $350 million in annual revenue. Dr. Covey’s vision of empowering organizations to implement principle-centered leadership in their cultures will continue to be an important focus of the FranklinCovey Company. (www.franklincovey.com)