Stephen R. Covey

Not only is Covey an internationally recognized author, speaker, teacher, and consultant, but he’s also the cofounder and vice chairman of Franklin Covey, a leading global professional services company with offices in 123 countries. The most recent of his many best-selling books is The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University.

Among the many awards Covey has received is the 2003 National Fatherhood of the Year award from the National Fatherhood Initiative. As the father of nine children and grandfather of 42, he says the award is the most meaningful one he’s ever received.