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Best-Selling Author Stephen M.R. Covey to Speak at Free Commemorative Dean's Convocation

Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M.R. Covey will speak at a special dean's convocation on Oct. 24.

By Klydi Heywood

Stephen M.R. Covey, author of the best-selling book “The SPEED of Trust,” will be speaking at a Special Commemorative Dean’s Convocation in honor of his father’s 80th birthday on Oct. 24.

Mr. Covey is the son of the late Stephen R. Covey, the Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership (2010-2012). Stephen M.R. Covey led the strategy that drove his father’s book, “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. He will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. in the George S. Eccles Business Building in the Orson A. Christensen Auditorium. The convocation is open to the public and free.

Stephen M.R. Covey is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. On the CoveyLink website it states that Mr. Covey has gained substantial respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s worked with. When he was named CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, the company was valued at $2.4 million. Within three years, he grew shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he organized with then Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Mr. Covey cofounded CoveyLink Worldwide and has merged that company with FranklinCovey and formed the Global Speed of Trust Practice.