News — July 26, 2002
Dr. Covey, author of ?The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,? at the Las Vegas World Congress!
World-renowned Dr. Stephen R. Covey?co-founder and co-chairman of FranklinCovey Company, the largest management and leadership development organization in the world?will be the keynote speaker at the Las Vegas World Congress taking place on November 24-28, 2002. 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 12 million copies in 32 languages and 75 countries throughout the world.
The book's message has created lasting impact, its sales keeping it on numerous best-seller lists for more than five years running. A recent survey by Chief Executive Magazine named The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People audio book on tape is the first non-fiction audio in history to sell over one million copies in the United States. Dr. Covey also authored the book Principle-Centered Leadership. His newest book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, released in October 1997, ranked fourth on the New York Times list within three months of its release date. Dr. Covey?s Intellectual Background Dr. Covey earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, his MBA from Harvard, and completed his doctorate at Brigham Young University. While at Brigham Young University, he served as assistant to the president and was a professor of business management and organizational behavior. His Principle-Centered Leadership Dr. Covey's organizational legacy to the world is the Covey Leadership Center. On May 30, 1997, a merger with Franklin Quest created the new FranklinCovey Company with over 4,300 employees and $500 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. His principle-centered leadership training is particularly relevant right now, when financial markets worldwide are negatively affected by corporate greed and fraud. Awards Presented to Dr. Covey Dr. Covey is the recipient of the Thomas More College Medallion for continuing service to humanity and has been awarded four honorary doctorate degrees. Other awards given Dr. Covey include 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 Time Magazine'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. Don?t Miss It! If you want balance in your life, if you would like to focus on the most important people and things in your life, listening to Dr. Covey himself is a must!