He has sold over 20 million
books and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the 20th Century. His most recent major book, The 8th Habit, has sold nearly 400,000 copies. The book's message
has created lasting impact, its sales keeping it on numerous best-seller lists
for more than five years running. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People audio
program is the first non-fiction audio in history to sell over one million copies
in the United States.
Dr. Covey received an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate from Brigham Young University,
where he was professor of organizational behavior and business management. His
many awards include the Thomas More College Medallion for continued service to
humanity and the Mc-Feely Award from the International Management Council for
significant contributions to management and education.
Stephen R. Covey is co-founder/co-chairman of Franklin
Covey Company, the largest management and leadership
development organization in the world, dedicated to
Dr. Covey's vision of empowering organizations to
implement principle-centered leadership in their cultures.
Stephen R. Covey passed away peacefully on July 16, 2012. In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each one of his children and their spouses, just as he always wanted. His message will continue to inspire and educate generations to come.