Stephen Covey

1932 - 2012

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Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, and The Leader In Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Covey has received more than 2,475,846 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Stephen Covey is the 971st most popular writer (down from 762nd in 2019), the 1,098th most popular biography from United States (down from 891st in 2019) and the 107th most popular American Writer.

Stephen Covey is most famous for his book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

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  • 37

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Notable Works

The seven habits of highly effective people
Aspectos psicológicos, Carácter, Character
In *The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People*, author **Stephen R. Covey** presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Success, Psychological aspects, Character
<p>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change was a groundbreaker when it was first published in 1990, and it continues to be a business bestseller with more than 10 million copies sold. Stephen Covey, an internationally respected leadership authority, realizes that true success encompasses a balance of personal and professional effectiveness, so this book is a manual for performing better in both arenas. His anecdotes are as frequently from family situations as from business challenges. </p> <p> Before you can adopt the seven habits, you'll need to accomplish what Covey calls a "paradigm shift"--a change in perception and interpretation of how the world works. Covey takes you through this change, which affects how you perceive and act regarding productivity, time management, positive thinking, developing your "proactive muscles" (acting with initiative rather than reacting), and much more. </p> <p> This isn't a quick-tips-start-tomorrow kind of book. The concepts are sometimes intricate, and you'll want to study this book, not skim it. When you finish, you'll probably have Post-it notes or hand-written annotations in every chapter, and you'll feel like you've taken a powerful seminar by Covey. --Joan Price </p>
Living the 7 Habits
Cas, Études de, Success, Succès
Principle-Centered Leadership
Leadership, Psychological aspects of Success, Success
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
Family, Parent and child, Communication in the family
First Things First
Time management, Conduct of life, Guan li


Among writers, Stephen Covey ranks 971 out of 7,302Before him are B. Traven, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Alexander Griboyedov, Imru' al-Qais, Heinrich Kramer, and Nikolay Karamzin. After him are Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Kurt Eisner, Quintus Tullius Cicero, Tannhäuser, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Donna Leon.

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Among people born in 1932, Stephen Covey ranks 63Before him are Algirdas Brazauskas, Rainer Weiss, Nam June Paik, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Piper Laurie, and Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner. After him are Robert Vaughn, Meir Kahane, David Scott, Nagisa Oshima, Gunter Sachs, and Hiroaki Sato. Among people deceased in 2012, Stephen Covey ranks 46Before him are Sergey Sokolov, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, E. Donnall Thomas, Carl Woese, Erland Josephson, and Andrew Huxley. After him are Rauf Denktaş, F. Sherwood Rowland, George Armitage Miller, Hebe Camargo, William Standish Knowles, and Dave Brubeck.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stephen Covey ranks 1,098 out of 20,380Before him are Betty Ford (1918), Jon Bon Jovi (1962), Brendan Fraser (1968), Arthur Ashe (1943), Joanne Woodward (1930), and Betty White (1922). After him are Dean Reed (1938), Linda McCartney (1941), Richard Thaler (1945), Laura Bush (1946), Robert Vaughn (1932), and Idina Menzel (1971).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Stephen Covey ranks 107Before him are Thomas Pynchon (1937), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Nellie Bly (1864), James Jones (1921), L. Frank Baum (1856), and Virginia Satir (1916). After him are Donna Leon (1942), Will Durant (1885), Richard Matheson (1926), William Styron (1925), Jean Webster (1876), and Edith Wharton (1862).