COMMENCEMENT: World-Famous Motivator, Dr. Stephen Covey, Keynote Speaker

Published: May 01, 2006 | Read Time: 2 minutes

More than 1,100 students in the Class of 2006 at Southern Utah University will embark into the world marketplace, equipped with motivating lessons on life from world-famous speaker on such subjects, Dr. Stephen R. Covey.
SUU’s 2006 Commencement Exercises will indeed, commence, at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in the Centrum Arena on campus, with Dr. Covey as the giver of the keynote address.

Co-founder and vice-chair of the Franklin Covey Company, Covey is a best-selling author, multiple-times over. The Franklin Covey Company is a leading global-professional services firm, with offices in 123 countries.
Covey is perhaps best known for his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. A #1 Bestseller on the New York Times List, 7 Habits has sold more than 15 million copies in 38 languages around the world. Forbes named 7 Habits as one of the top 10 most influential management books ever, and a survey by Chief Executive Magazine found 7 Habits to be one of the two most influential books of the 20th century.

Recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans, and one of Sales and Marketing Management’s top 25 power brokers, Covey’s goal is to empower organizations and individuals through his “principle-centered leadership” strategies. Covey kneads his vision and discipline into all of his writing and presentations; several other acclaimed books and concepts fall under his authorship.

His latest publication is “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness” which has already been named #1 on the bestseller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Other Covey bestsellers include “First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership,” which Simon & Schuster declared the bestselling time management book ever, and the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Families,” ranked 4th on the NYT list. It has also been named the #1 bestselling hardcover book on family.

Covey is passionate about sharing his perspectives on life, with the hope of helping and inspiring others. He focuses on such ideas as: Achieving Your Highest Priorities; Leadership: A Choice, Not a Position; Managing Change in the Face of Crisis; Cracking the Code: Unleashing Human Potential; Using an Industrial Age Model in a Knowledge Worker Age; The High Cost of Low Trust; Measuring Impact: The Holy Grail of Training, and; Peacemaking: Synergy in the Prevention and Settlement of Problems.

Overall, Covey’s objective in any endeavor is to provide his fellow human beings with some tools for positive change and growth—something the newest alumni of SUU can benefit from.

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