Stephen M. R. Covey: Biography highlights

Stephen M.R. Covey is co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, he speaks to audiences around the world.

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Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world.

Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. As President and CEO of Covey Leadership Center, Stephen nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, the company expanded throughout the world into over 40 countries, greatly increasing the value of the brand and enterprise. The company was valued at $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he had grown shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Stephen co-founded CoveyLink, a consulting practice, which focuses on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance.

Stephen recently merged CoveyLink with FranklinCovey, forming the Global Speed of Trust Practice, where Stephen serves as Global Practice Leader.

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Stephen M. R. Covey's Advice to Leaders
Stephen M. R. Covey's Advice to Leaders
The Speed of Trust - Stephen M.R Covey @LEAD Presented by
The Speed of Trust - Stephen M.R Covey @LEAD Presented by
3 Steps to Accelerate the Speed of Trust … in 3 Minutes — Stephen M.R. Covey
3 Steps to Accelerate the Speed of Trust … in 3 Minutes — Stephen M.R. Covey
The Speed of Trust - One Thing That Changes Everything  - Stephen M.R. Covey
The Speed of Trust - One Thing That Changes Everything - Stephen M.R. Covey
Dell Inc.

Covey convincingly validates our experience at Dell-that trust has a bottomline impact on results and that when trust goes up, speed goes up while costs come down.'

Kevin Rollins
President & CEO
Women Are From Venus

'Those relationships that will stand the test of time are built upon a foundation of enduring trust. Covey gives us the blueprint for learning how to apply this principle with the important people in our lives.'

John Gray, Ph.D
Author of Men Are from Mars

'Covey brilliantly focuses on that overlooked bedrock of democratic capitalism-trust. Like the air we breathe, we too often take this critical intangible for granted. As Covey makes clear, we do so at our ultimate competitive peril.'

Steve Forbes
President & CEO
The West Paces Hotel Group

'In life and business, relationships are important-but they are empty unless they are established and based upon trust. It is amazing how Stephen M. R. Covey establishes the essence of what trust is and how it can be established and kept.'

Horst H. Schulze
President & CEO

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