Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412939584 | Print ISBN: 9780761930877 | Online ISBN: 9781412939584| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Brenda R. Kallio
An internationally respected authority on leadership and organization, Stephen R. Covey (1932–) has dedicated his life to principle-centered living and principlecentered leadership. As founder of the Institute for Principle-Centered Leadership, a nonprofit research group dedicated to improving the quality of community life, Covey has transformed the power of principles and natural laws that guide human and organizational effectiveness. With more than 200 members, his international firm, The Covey Leadership Center, empowers professionals and organizations to implement principlecentered leadership to increase productivity, sales, and communications. Covey is also the cofounder and the vice chairman of the FranklinCovey Company, a leading professional services firm. His collective body of work has greatly influenced a generation of educational leaders and scholars. Covey did his undergraduate work at the University of Utah and received an MBA from Harvard. Subsequently, he earned a doctorate at Brigham Young ...