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Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M.R. Covey

Keynote Speaker: Co-Founder & CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide and Author of "The Speed of Trust"

Stephen M.R. Covey Biography

Stephen M. R. Covey is co-founder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Trust Practice. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and collaboration, he speaks to audiences around the world. He is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Speed of Trust,” a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book that challenges our age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue and instead demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver. “The Speed of Trust” has been translated into 22 languages and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

Covey is also the author of the newly released Wall Street Journal bestseller, “Trust & Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others.” While the world has changed, our style of leadership has not. Most leaders and organizations—faced with ever new and disrupting challenges—continue to operate from a base model of “Command & Control;” they’ve just become more advanced and sophisticated at it, what Covey calls “Enlightened Command & Control.”

In contrast to Command & Control, Trust & Inspire is all about unleashing greatness in others. Leading in a way that both inspires and empowers people to become the best version of themselves—tapping into a sense of purpose, meaning, contribution and inclusion. The result is a level of belonging, collaboration, and ultimately innovation that Command & Control is simply not capable of producing.

Covey asserts that trust has become the new currency of our world, and that having the ability to develop, extend, and restore trust with all stakeholders is the number one competency of leadership needed today. He passionately delivers this message and is dedicated to enabling individuals and organizations to reap the dividends of high trust throughout the world. Audiences and organizations alike resonate with his tangible, practical approach to trust.

Covey is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his direction, became the largest leadership development company in the world. He personally 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. A Harvard MBA, Covey joined Covey Leadership Center as a Client Developer, became National Sales Manager, and then President & CEO. Under Covey’s leadership, the company achieved Inc. 500 status, nearly doubled revenues while increasing profits by 12 times, and expanded into over 40 countries. This greatly increased the value of the brand and company. Within three years of being named CEO, Covey had increased shareholder value by 67 times in a merger with then FranklinQuest to form FranklinCovey.

Over the years, Covey has gained considerable respect and influence with executives and leaders of Fortune 500 companies as well as with mid- and small-sized private sector and public sector organizations he’s consulted. Clients recognize his unique perspective on real-world organizational issues based on his practical experience as a former CEO.

Covey serves on numerous boards, including the Government Leadership Advisory Council, and he has been recognized with the lifetime Achievement Award for “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” from the advocacy group, Trust Across America/Trust Around the World.

Covey resides with his wife and children in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

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Stephen M.R. Covey Speaking Topics

Trust & Inspire

The two most critical jobs-to-be-done for organizations today are to win in the workplace and to win in the marketplace. As we consider the people we lead, the natural question that follows is, how big is the gap between performance and potential?

The vast majority of the workforce today possess far more talent, creativity, ingenuity, intelligence, and ability than their present jobs require, or even allow them to contribute. The fact is, most organizations are over-managed and under-led.

The traditional Command & Control style of leadership that is prevalent, to some degree, in 92% of organizations today, is incapable of inspiring the level of commitment, innovation, collaboration, belonging, loyalty and performance needed to deliver on the two critical jobs-to-be-done in today’s ever-changing, disruptive world. The antidote to Command & Control, simply put, is Trust & Inspire. A Trust & Inspire leader models authentic, inclusive behavior with humility and courage. They’re not only trustworthy, they’re trusting, and their people deliver on that trust. They inspire others to willingly give their hearts and minds, not just to work, but to contribute meaningfully to something that matters. People don’t just want to be motivated, they want to be inspired. Contrary to what most people believe, inspiring others is a learnable skill.

Leading at the Speed of Trust

Trust is hard, real, and quantifiable. It measurably affects both speed and cost. A function of character and competence, trust can be created and destroyed, effectively taught and learned. In most cases, lost trust can even be restored. This fast-paced and engaging presentation dramatically reveals TRUST as the hidden variable that will become your most leverageable tool, giving you a distinct strategic advantage. We call it “Leading at the SPEED of TRUST.”

Stephen M.R. Covey Videos

Stephen M.R. Covey - Four key behaviors to build trust in uncertain ...
Stephen M.R. Covey - Four key behaviors to build trust in uncertain times
Speed of Trust - Multiplier

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Stephen M.R. Covey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Business, Peak Performance, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Business Leadership, Ethics & Integrity, Sales, Strategic Leadership, Corporate Strategy, Disruptive Thinking, Leadership, Business Ethics and Belonging.

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Stephen M.R. Covey is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Peak Performance and Teamwork & Teambuilding. The estimated speaking fee range to book Stephen M.R. Covey for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Stephen M.R. Covey generally travels from Salt Lake City, UT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erica Dhawan, Mike Abrashoff and Adrian Gostick. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stephen M.R. Covey for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 06/02/2024.

Stephen M.R. Covey Speaking Topics

  • Trust & Inspire

    The two most critical jobs-to-be-done for organizations today are to win in the workplace and to win in the marketplace. As we consider the people we lead, the natural question that follows is, how big is the gap between performance and potential?

    The vast majority of the workforce today possess far more talent, creativity, ingenuity, intelligence, and ability than their present jobs require, or even allow them to contribute. The fact is, most organizations are over-managed and under-led.

    The traditional Command & Control style of leadership that is prevalent, to some degree, in 92% of organizations today, is incapable of inspiring the level of commitment, innovation, collaboration, belonging, loyalty and performance needed to deliver on the two critical jobs-to-be-done in today’s ever-changing, disruptive world. The antidote to Command & Control, simply put, is Trust & Inspire. A Trust & Inspire leader models authentic, inclusive behavior with humility and courage. They’re not only trustworthy, they’re trusting, and their people deliver on that trust. They inspire others to willingly give their hearts and minds, not just to work, but to contribute meaningfully to something that matters. People don’t just want to be motivated, they want to be inspired. Contrary to what most people believe, inspiring others is a learnable skill.

  • Leading at the Speed of Trust

    Trust is hard, real, and quantifiable. It measurably affects both speed and cost. A function of character and competence, trust can be created and destroyed, effectively taught and learned. In most cases, lost trust can even be restored. This fast-paced and engaging presentation dramatically reveals TRUST as the hidden variable that will become your most leverageable tool, giving you a distinct strategic advantage. We call it “Leading at the SPEED of TRUST.”

Stephen M.R. Covey Videos

Stephen M.R. Covey - Four key behaviors to build trust in uncertain ...
Stephen M.R. Covey - Four key behaviors to build trust in uncertain times
Speed of Trust - Multiplier
Counterfeiting Your Culture
Innovating at the Speed of Trust

Stephen M.R. Covey Reviews

  • Woodard Events, LLC - Jun 19 2017

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