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Name: Stephen R. Covey  
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Date of Birth: 24th October 1932
Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Profession: Writer
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Stephen R. Covey (born October 24, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is the author of the bestselling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, as well as other books. He is the founder of the Covey Leadership Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is the "Covey" of the Franklin-Covey Corporation, which makes planners and organizers.

The Seven Habits, Covey's most well-known book, was extremely successful and has sold over 10 million copies (ISBN 0671708635). In this book, Covey argues against what he calls "The Personality Ethic", something he sees as prevalent in many modern self-help books. He instead promotes what he labels "The Character Ethic," which is based largely upon one's principles and code of conduct. The book was first published in 1990. The follow-up titles to The Seven Habits are meant to both add to the original and form a cohesive philosophy on personal, principle-based leadership. They include (but are not limited to):

  • Principle Centered Leadership, published in 1992 (ISBN 0671792806).
  • First Things First, co-authored with Roger and Rebecca Merrill, published in 1994 (ISBN 0684802031).
  • Living the Seven Habits, published in 2000 (ISBN 0684857162).
  • The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, published in 2004 (ISBN 0684846659).

These titles are available as audio books as well. Covey has also written a number of learning books for children.

Covey's aim is to help others gain proficiency in their lives, especially within the context of business and management. However, his books also emphasize family and personal leadership. They are marketed to a wide-ranging audience, from high-powered executives to stay-at-home moms.

Similar authors might include Peter Drucker or David Allen, as well as other more business-centered writers.

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