Leaders make the difference in great organizations
In today’s global, knowledge-based world, the call for organizational greatness is greater than ever before. Sustainable financial performance, intense customer loyalty, a winning culture, and a distinctive contribution in the marketplace are hallmarks of truly great organizations. Great organizations are created by great leaders—leaders who can unleash the highest and best contributions of their team toward their organization’s most critical priorities. Every organization and every leader aspires to greatness. But why do only a few achieve it? I believe the answer is in the execution of the 4 Imperatives.
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About the Author
Dr. Stephen R. Covey is an internationally respected leadership authority, teacher, author, organizational consultant, and co-founder and vice chairman of Franklin Covey Co. He is author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which Chief Executive magazine has called the most influential business book of the last 100 years. The book has sold nearly 20 million copies, and after 20 years, still holds a place on most best-seller lists. Dr. Covey earned an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate from BYU, where he was a professor of organizational behavior. For more than 40 years, he has taught millions of people — including leaders of nations and corporations — the transforming power of the principles that govern individual and organizational effectiveness. He and his wife live in the Rocky Mountains of Utah.
Date of Birth:October 24, 1932
Date of Death:July 16, 2012
Place of Birth:Salt Lake City, Utah
Place of Death:Idaho Falls, ID
Education:B.S., University of Utah, 1950; M.B.A., Harvard University, 1957; Ph.D., Brigham Young University, 1976