The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
30th Anniversary Edition

About the Author

Stephen R. Covey

Recognized as one of TIME magazine’s twenty-five most influential Americans, Stephen Covey was an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and author. His books have sold more than 40 million copies in 50 languages, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the 20th Century. Stephen Covey passed away on July 16, 2012.



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One of the most inspiring
and impactful 
books ever written,

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 

has captivated readers for thirty years.


It has transformed the lives

of millions of people worldwide.

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New Insights Added to the 30th Anniversary Edition

This special 30th Anniversary Edition commemorates the timeless wisdom of The 7 Habits® for a new generation with the book’s original content along with personal insights at the end of each chapter by Stephen Covey’s son Sean Covey.


Sean Covey is president of FranklinCovey Education. A New York Times bestselling author, Sean has authored several books, including the Wall Street Journal #1 business bestseller The 4 Disciplines of Execution, The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, The Leader in Me, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, now in 30 languages, has sold over eight million copies.


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7 Ways to Engage With The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

1. The 7 Habits Coach Webcast Series

Join FranklinCovey thought leaders Jennifer Colosimo, senior vice president, and Todd Davis, chief people officer, as they kick off this micro webcast series. Over the next ten episodes, they will help you put the timeless principles of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® into practice during times of change and uncertainty.


  • Focus on what you can influence when things are out of your control
  • Prioritize in the midst of overwhelming forces
  • Preserve and deepen the relationships with your family, friends, and work colleagues during this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty
  • Watch a powerful video featuring Dr. Stephen R. Covey as he explains the principle of Paradigms and how to change yours 



2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® Solution

Does your team possess the right habits? Habits are powerful forces in our lives. They determine our level of effectiveness or ineffectiveness. The purpose of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is to help you lead your life in a truly effective way. They represent a proven process of personal and interpersonal growth that can have an immediate and lasting impact.



3. Personal Effectiveness Quotient Assessment

Welcome to the FranklinCovey Personal Effectiveness Quotient (PEQ). The PEQ will allow you to evaluate your current behaviors within the framework of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. You will be able to identify the areas within those habits where you can benefit the most from concentrated study and practice.



4. Listen Like A Leader

The best communicators aren’t just good talkers, they’re also great listeners. When you’re really listening, you can connect more deeply with your team members, colleagues, and customers. You will learn more from others and they learn more from you. To become a better listener, read our guide, Listen like a Leader: 9 Tips to Drive Powerful Conversations.


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5. Mission Statement Builder

When you define your mission, you uncover your path. A mission statement is a clear and concise summary of your purpose, priorities, and things you need to do each day to reach your goals. A mission statement is a critical part of building a life of purpose, accountability, and fulfillment. It’s a compass to keep you on the road to success.



6. Watch Classic Stephen Covey Videos

Demonstrate accountability for results and grow and develop individual skills and talents through the use of Win-Win Agreements. Watch as Dr. Stephen R. Covey shows how to help every team member feel accountable for results—and how to grow team members’ capacities in the process.



7. Download The First Chapter Free

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems.


With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.


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Media Inquiries

Download the press kit to learn more about the 30th Anniversary Edition and the authors

For Press Inquiries Please Contact

Debra Lund, Global Director of Public Relations
P: 801-244-4474
E: [email protected]


Press Kit Includes:

  • Book images
  • Author bios
  • Press release
  • Author images
  • Q&A
  • First chapter with insights