Stephen R. Covey is founder and chairman of Covey Leadership Center, a more than 300-member international firm whose mission is to empower people and organizations to significantly increase their performance capability in order to achieve worthwhile purposes through understanding and living Principle-Centered Leadership. He is also founder of The Institute for Principle-Centered Leadership, a non-profit research group dedicated to transforming education and improving the quality of community life.

Dr. Covey has taught leadership principles and management skills for more than 25 years to leaders in business, government, and education. His consulting portfolio includes more than 150 of the Fortune 500 companies, as well as thousands of mid-sized and smaller organizations. Recent awards include the first Thomas More College Medallion for continued service to humanity (1990), the Utah Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Award for outstanding national and international contribution (1990), and the McFeely Award from the International Management Council for significant contributions to management and education (1991).

His work in Principle-Centered Leadership has been adopted by thousands of organizations as a foundational inside-out approach to significantly improving quality, leadership, innovation, trust, teamwork, customer-focused service, organizational alignment and many other strategic corporate initiatives. This approach to building and sustaining high-trust cultures uniquely focuses on the synergistic relationship among all four levels of organizations: personal, interpersonal, managerial, and organizational.

Covey’s work as an author, keynote speaker, teacher, consultant, television and radio guest, and executive mentor has created international interest in applying Principle-Centered Leadership to many significant personal, organizational, and societal issues. His most frequently requested presentation topics include:

-Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
-Ten Common Organizational Dilemmas & How to Resolve Them - Principle
- Centered Leadership
- Developing Conditions for an Empowering Management Style
- Leadership vs. Management Trustworthiness and Trust: Foundations for Team Building
- Principle-Centered Education
- Win Negotiation and Synergistic Problem Solving
- Life Balance and Corporate Wellness
- Corporate Character: Ethics in Organizations
- An InsideOut Approach to Quality
- Empathic Communication: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
- Four Needs of People
- Organizations: To Live, To Love, To Learn, To Leave a Legacy
- The Incredible Power of Mission Statements: Organizational, Family, & Personal

Dr. Covey is the author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, personal and organizational effectiveness, and family and interpersonal relationships. His book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Simon & Schuster), is a #1 New York Times national bestseller with more than 2.5 million copies sold. The book is being published in more than 20 countries and in 17 languages including Japanese, German, French, Chinese, and Spanish. His latest best selling book is Principle -Centered Leadership (Simon & Schuster). His leadership advisory magazine, Executive Excellence, is in its ninth year of publication.

He received an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate from Brigham Young University (BYU), where he was professor of organizational behavior and business management. He has served as an officer and board member of several organizations. He was voted one of the 10 best resources by the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) internationally.

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