Aug. 15, 2022

Stephen M. R. Covey - Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker | How to Trust and Inspire

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➡️ About The Guest⁣

Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine.

As President and CEO of Covey Leadership Center, Stephen nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times. During that period, the company expanded worldwide into over 40 countries, significantly increasing the brand's and enterprise's value. The company was valued at $2.4 million when Stephen was named CEO, and, within three years, he had grown shareholder value to $160 million in a merger he orchestrated with Franklin Quest to form FranklinCovey.

Stephen co-founded CoveyLink, a consulting practice, which focuses on enabling leaders and organizations to increase and leverage trust to achieve superior performance.

Stephen recently merged CoveyLink with FranklinCovey, forming the Global Speed of Trust Practice, where Stephen serves as Global Practice Leader.

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➡️ Talking Points⁣

00:00 - Intro

03:50 - Stephen M. R. Covey's origin story

09:23 - “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, how has this book remained influential to date?

13:54 - Carving his own path in the FranklinCovey Association

20:45 - Where does leadership lie today?

26:30 - How to inspire your employees

33:22 - Maintaining your company and managing through leadership 

36:37 - What does a perfect “trust culture organization” look like?

40:28 - How to hire and manage the right team

47:25 - How does Stephen define modeling?

53:17 - Where can people connect with Stephen M. R. Covey?

58:25 - Biggest challenge Stephen has overcome in his personal life

59:30 - What keeps Stephen up at night?

1:00:38 - Stephen M. R. Covey’s mentor

1:01:49 - A book or podcast recommended by Stephen M. R. Covey

1:03:18 - What would Stephen tell his 20-year-old self?

1:04:18 - What does success mean to Stephen M. R. Covey?

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