Sean Covey

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Sean Covey (born September 17, 1964[1]) is an American author, motivational speaker, and publishing executive providing business leadership and time management educational tools for organizations and individuals. He is known for writing motivational books for children and teens. His international best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is based on the principles of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, which was written by his father, Stephen Covey. His follow-up book, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, became a New York Times Best Seller.

Educational background[edit]

Covey graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a degree in English and later earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.[citation needed] Covey was the starting quarterback for Brigham Young University during the 1987 and 1988 seasons, leading his team to two bowl games and received numerous honors.[2] At the end of his junior season, he seriously injured his knee and had reconstructive knee surgery during the off-season, which effectively ended his football career.[citation needed]

Professional background[edit]

Following his college football career, Covey became the Senior Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey.[citation needed] Covey pursued a career in writing motivational books for children and teens.

Covey wrote a book entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, based on the principles of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, but directed towards the life of a teen. The book has become an international best seller, having sold more than four million copies and having been translated into over 20 languages.[citation needed] The book has been chosen as one of the four books for the MIST interscholastic competition knowledge test.[citation needed]

His follow-up book is entitled The 6 Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make. The book directs the six big choices teenagers will make in their teenage years. These six decisions are: School, Friends, Parents, Dating and Sex, Addictions and Self Worth.

Stacy Curtis illustrated Covey's The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, a children's book which became a New York Times Best Seller.

Published works[edit]

Books for Teens
  • Covey, Sean. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make Personal Workbook, Fireside, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7432-6505-8
  • Covey, Sean. The Choice is Yours: The 7 Habits Activity Guide for Teens, Franklin Covey, 2007. ISBN 978-1-933976-61-7
  • Covey, Sean. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens, Fireside, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7432-6504-1
  • Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers: Personal Workbook , Simon & Schuster, 2005. ISBN 978-0-7432-6817-2
  • Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook, Fireside, 2003. ISBN 978-0-7385-0410-0
  • Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits Journal for Teens, Fireside, 2002. ISBN 978-0-7432-3707-9
  • Covey, Sean. Daily Reflections For Highly Effective Teens, Fireside, 1999. ISBN 978-0-684-87060-1
  • Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, Fireside, 1998. ISBN 978-0-684-85609-4
  • Covey, Sean. Fourth Down and Life to Go: How to Turn Life's Setbacks into Triumphs, Barnes & Noble Books-Imports, 1990. ISBN 978-0-88494-772-1
Books for Children
  • Covey, Sean. A Place for Everything: Habit 3 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids), Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4169-9425-1
  • Covey, Sean. Just the Way I Am: Habit 1 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids), Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4169-9423-7
  • Covey, Sean. When I Grow Up: Habit 2 (The 7 Habits of Happy Kids), Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4169-9424-4
  • Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4169-5776-8

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