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Stephen R. Covey Biography : Author and Public Speaker
Famous for : The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Covey details : Born - United States of America October 24, 1932 Lives - USA

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Stephen Covey is the motivational author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and cofounder of the New York Stock Exchange listed company FranklinCovey, that provides businesses with leadership training and productivity tools. His books focus on leadership, management, productivity in the workplace, and the values of family and a happy home life.

Stephen R. Covey was born on October 24, 1932 in Utah, USA. He studied at the University of Utah, received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Harvard University, and a Doctorate degree from the Brigham Young University. Covey also worked as a professor of business management and organizational behavior at Brigham Young University.

"I'm convinced that we can write and live our own scripts more than most people will acknowledge. I also know the price that must be paid. It's a real struggle to do it. It requires visualization and affirmation. It involves living a life of integrity, starting with making and keeping promises, until the whole human personality the senses, the thinking, the feeling, and the intuition are ultimately integrated and harmonized." Stephen Covey Quote

Stephen Covey was inspired by a life changing paragraph that he read while spending time with his family in Oahu, Hawaii. The idea that changed his life stated "that there is a space between any stimulus and the response to it. The key to our growth and happiness is how we use that space". Covey was struck by the simplicity of the paragraph and experienced an "inward revolution".

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was first published back in 1990. The influential best-selling book covered issues of business and life management, encouraging proactive improvements in both family and professional life. Forbes business magazine called it one of the top 10 most influential business management books ever, Chief Executive Magazine named it one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, and the audio version of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is the best selling nonfiction audio-book in history.

"Actually I did not invent the seven habits, they are universal principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense. I am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and dislike the idea of being some sort of guru." Stephen Covey Quote

Other published books by Stephen Covey include "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families", "The Nature of Leadership", "Living the 7 Habits: Stories of Courage and Inspiration" and "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness".

He is the cofounder and Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange listed company FranklinCovey (NYSE:FC). The educational organization aims to improve the lives of individuals and organizations with coaching, corporate training, public workshops and assessment services. Franklin-Covey has offices in 123 countries, with more than 110 retail stores.

Stephen Covey is happily married to his wife Sandra of nearly 50 years. The couple have 9 children together. In 2003 he won the National Fatherhood Award, which Covey said was the "most meaningful" award he had ever received.




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It's a fact that more people watch television and get their information that way than read books. I find new technology and new ways of communication very exciting and would like to do more in this field.
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Actually I did not invent the seven habits, they are universal principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense. I am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and dislike the idea of being some sort of guru.
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