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Stephen R. Covey

Stephen R. Covey

Title:  Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
Company:  FranklinCovey
Location:  Provo, Utah


Stephen R. Covey passed away in July 2012


BS, Business Management, University of Utah, 1952
MBA, Harvard University, 1958
DRE, Brigham Young University, 1976 (Minor Area: Human Relationship and Leadership)

Huntsman School Interactions

Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership
Dean's Convocation Speaker - Thursday, September 28, 2010
Dean's Convocation Speaker - Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Recognized as one of Time Magazine’s "25 Most Influential Americans," Stephen R. Covey is an internationally-recognized leadership expert, a best-selling author and teacher. His work The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the "#1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century," and has sold more than 20 million copies in 38 languages. Other bestsellers authored by Dr. Covey include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.

His organizational legacy to the world is Covey Leadership Center. On May 30, 1997, a merger of Covey Leadership Center with Franklin Quest created FranklinCovey. Dr. Covey is co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm with offices in 123 countries. FranklinCovey shares Dr. Covey’s vision, discipline and passion to inspire, lift and provide tools for change and growth of individuals and organizations throughout the world.

Dr. Covey earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University of Utah, an MBA from Harvard University, and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University. He is also the recipient of eight honorary doctorate degrees, including one from Utah State University. He has made teaching principle-centered living and principle-centered leadership his life’s work. Dr. Covey’s vision to inspire individuals will continue to benefit students, the community, the state of Utah and the world through the strategic alliance between Dr. Covey and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

Dr, Covey and his wife, Sandra, are the parents of nine children. They have 51 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Related Huntsman News Articles

Stephen M. R. Covey Pays Tribute to His Father (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2013)
In Memoriam: Dr. Stephen R. Covey (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2012)
Dr. Stephen R. Covey Treated All With Respect (The Huntsman Post - August 2012)
The All-American Maverick (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2012)
Stephen R. Covey to join the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University (The Huntsman Post - Winter 2010)
Cover Story (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010)
A side of Stephen R. Covey you may not know (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010)
Friends and family say that Stephen R. Covey lives the principles he teaches (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010)
The Stephen R. Covey Center for Leadership (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010)
Indian Talking Stick (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Spring 2010)
Dr. Stephen R. Covey speaks at Shingo Conference (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2009)
Covey continues to teach leadership principles to world-wide audience (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2009)
Dr. Stephen R. Covey says many companies need to build new cultures if they are to succeed (The Huntsman Post - Summer 2009)


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