Dr. Stephen R. Covey ED 530 Theorist Presentation Summer 2010 Hilary Prego Background Information Born October 24, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah Written and sold over 20 million books in 38 languages Professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University Served as the first president of the Irish Mission of the Church starting in July 1962 Image Source Background Information Board of directors for the Points of Light Foundations Co-founder and vice chairman of Franklin-Covey organization Dedicated his life to showing people how they can truly control their destiny Internationally respected leader, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author Image Source Education Holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah Holds a M.B.A. degree from Harvard University Holds a Doctor of Religious Education (DRE) in LDS (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) church history from Brigham Young University Holds a membership of the Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity Image Source Milestones Launched the Stephen Covey’s Online Community in March 2008 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century Authored four books with sales exceeding one million copies each Latest book, The 8th Habit, has sold nearly 400,000 copies Image Source Awards and Honors Recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans International Entrepreneur of the Year Award Awarded eight honorary doctorate degrees Earned National Fatherhood Award in 2003 International Man of Peace Award in Received Thomas More College Medallion for continuing service to humanity Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Habit 1: Be Proactive – Focus on the things you can actually do something about Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind – Begin everything you do with a clear picture of your ultimate goal Habit 3: Put Things First – Manage your life according to your needs and priorities Habit 4: Think Win-Win Image Source – Integrity: Stick with your true feelings, values, and commitments – Maturity: Be considerate of the feelings of others – Abundance Mentality: Believe there is plenty for everyone Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood – Learn how to communicate clearly and listen to others Habit 6: Synergize – “Two heads are better than one.” Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw – Allow yourself to grow by maintaining a balanced program in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Image Source The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Image Source The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Image Source The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness Published in 2004 as a sequel to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Essentially urges people to find their voice and inspire others to find theirs "Voice is unique personal significance—significance that is revealed as we face our greatest challenges and that makes us equal to them.« – Dr. Stephen R. Covey, from The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness "People who do not live by their conscience will not experience this internal integrity and peace of mind.« – Dr. Stephen R. Covey, from The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness Image Source Quotations by Stephen Covey “Actually I did not invent the seven habits, they are universal principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense. I am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and dislike the idea of being some sort of guru.” “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.” “Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven't paid the price to decide what is really important to them.” “We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.” References Dr. Stephen R. Covey. Retrieved May 20, 2010 from https://www.stephencovey.com/. Stephen Covey Bio. Retrieved May 20, 2010 from http://www.stephencovey.net/. Stephen R. Covey Biography. Retrieved May 20, 2010 from http://www.whitedovebooks.co.uk/7-habits/stephen-covey.html.