Recognized as one of Time magazine's twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012) was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than twenty-five million copies in thirty-eight languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. After receiving an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, he became the cofounder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, a leading global training firm.
President, American Quality FoundationWe consider Stephen R.
Covey to be one of the five most important contributors to shaping
America's next level of thinking in quality.
CNN News AnchorThe world is in dire need of a paradigm shift in
attitudes and values. Stephen Covey gives us the blueprint with
which to create a better personal, business, and political
environment and produce this fundamental change. All we need do --
Total Quality Manager, WestinghouseWhile the works of Deming and
Juran have had a big impact on total quality, they give merely the
pieces -- the 'things' part; Covey brings the 'people' part -- the
glue that holds the pieces together -- that goes way beyond the
'things' and creates an exponential impact by empowering
Thomas R. Horton
Chairman, American Management AssociationAs if Covey's first
book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," was not enough,
his new book "Principle-Centered Leadership" is a real tour de
Phyllis J. Dudenhoffer
International President, General Federation of Women's
Clubs"Principle-Centered Leadership" gave me new insights into
working with and for our volunteers. The ideas are basic, yet as we
go through our life's work we sometimes overlook the simple basic
truth. This book inspires me to build a better life.
Chairman, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Covey's philosophy for creating more meaningful relationships and successes in the workplace is one we should be striving to implement throughout business and industry, in the home and elsewhere, if we expect to be rewarded with happiness and a fulfilling future. I truly believe that the values he stresses in "Principle-Centered Leadership" are fundamental to developing a total quality environment.