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 also a professor of business
management and organizational behavior.
received the National Fatherhood Award in 2003, which, as the
father of 9 and grandfather of 44, he says is the most meaningful
award he has ever received.
Covey currently serves on the board of directors for the Points of
Light Foundation. Based in Washington, D.C., the Foundation,
through its partnership with the Volunteer Center National
Network, engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers from all
walks of life—businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations,
low-income communities, families, youth, and older adults—to
help solve serious social problems in thousands of communities.
Covey is the author of several acclaimed books, including the
international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
People. It has sold more than 15 million copies in 38
languages throughout the world. Other bestsellers authored by Dr.
Covey include First Things First, Principle-Centered
Leadership, with sales exceeding one million, and The 7
Habits of Highly Effective Families.
2002, Forbes named The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
one of the top 10 most influential management books ever.
survey by Chief Executive Magazine recognized The 7 Habits
of Highly Effective People as one of the two most
influential business books of the twentieth century.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People audiobook on tape is
the best-selling nonfiction audio in history, selling more
than 1.5 million copies.
two million copies of First Things First have been
sold. Simon & Schuster expressed the opinion, "...First
Things First is the best-selling time management book
Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
was released in October 1997 and ranked fourth on the New York
Times list within three months of its release date. It is the
No. 1 best-selling hardcover book on family.
Covey is cofounder 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.
Covey's 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's vision of
empowering organizations to implement
"principle-centered" leadership in their cultures
continues to be an important focus of FranklinCovey.