Stephen Covey
Stephen Covey

Learning Communities hosts teleconference by author of '7 Habits'

(March 28, 2005)--The UTSA Learning Communities program hosts a teleconference with Stephen Covey, author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 29 in the Main Building Auditorium (0.104), 1604 Campus.

The teleconference, free and open to the public, will feature Covey speaking on his new book, "The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness."

The new book is written with the new Information/Knowledge-Worker Age in mind with the message, "find your voice and inspire others to find theirs."

The best seller "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," considered one of the most influential books of our time, has been translated into 34 languages and continues to be a leading title in the self-help genre.

Covey defines a habit as "the intersection of knowledge, skill and desire." The seven habits outlined by Covey are: be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think "win-win," seek first to understand -- then to be understood, synergize and sharpen the saw.

He earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a doctorate at Brigham Young University, where he was professor of organizational behavior and business management.

Additionally, he received the Thomas More College Medallion for continuing service to humanity and was awarded four honorary doctorate degrees.

Covey is co-founder of the Franklin-Covey organization, which specializes in the application of Covey's principle-centered approach to leadership and management.

For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Learning Communities at (210) 458-7490.

--Bronwyn Wingo

University Communications
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