The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Covey's best-known book has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide since its first publication in 1989. Honors and awards
The Thomas More College Medallion for continuing service to humanity
The National Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership
The 1994 International Entrepreneur of the Year Award
One of Time Magazine's 25 most influential Americans of 1996
The Sikh's 1998 International Man of Peace Award
2003 Fatherhood Award from the National Fatherhood Initiative
2004 Golden Gavel award from Toastmasters International
Accepted the inaugural Corporate Core Values Award from the California University of Pennsylvania on behalf of the FranklinCovey Corporation at the "national Franklin Covey Conference" (December 2006).
Stephen Richards Covey (October 24 1932 – July 16 2012) was an American educator author businessman and keynote speaker. His other books include First Things First Principle-Centered Leadership The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families The 8th Habit and The Leader In Me — How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness One Child at a Time.