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BEST Stephen Covey Books & Quotes of All Time

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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Who Was Stephen Covey?

Stephen Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In 1996, Time magazine named him one of the 25 most influential people. He was a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at the time of his death.

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The Best Stephen Covey Books of All Time

Why these best Stephen Covey books and not others? To stay objective, I rank all my book recommendations by a combination of what’s most loved (Goodreads rating), what’s most popular (Goodreads review count) and what’s proven timlessly relevant (first publication date).

This isn’t a whimsical list. It’s a data-driven, crowdsourced collection of the best Stephen Covey books ever published as decided by book lovers like you.

And if you think something's missing? I LOVE book recommendations so if there are any other books by Stephen Covey that you think deserve mentioning, email me and I’ll be sure to include them in the next round of updates.

Until then, here are the best Stephen Covey books of all time...

Best Stephen Covey Books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey (FREE Summary)
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
A perennial masterpiece on leading a happy, productive and purposeful existence and an unmissable stop for any pilgrim of personal improvement - by educator, author and speaker, Stephen Covey.
Published 1989 // 372 pages // Rated 4.1 over 590,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: Spiritual Roots of Human Relations
2. Spiritual Roots of Human Relations - Stephen R. Covey
Published 1970 // 336 pages // Rated 4.2 over 900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: First Things First
3. First Things First - Stephen R. Covey (FREE Summary)
First Things First is an action-oriented time-management manual, filled with frameworks and exercises to help you do more of what matters and less of what doesn't - by the author of the #1 book on this list, Stephen Covey.
Published 1993 // 384 pages // Rated 4.1 over 40,400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: Principle-Centered Leadership
4. Principle-Centered Leadership - Stephen R. Covey
Published 1991 // 336 pages // Rated 4.1 over 17,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families - Stephen R. Covey
Published 1996 // 390 pages // Rated 4.2 over 8,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: The Divine Center
6. The Divine Center - Stephen R. Covey
Published 1998 // 320 pages // Rated 4.3 over 800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: The 8th Habit
7. The 8th Habit - Stephen R. Covey
From Effectiveness to Greatness
Published 2004 // 432 pages // Rated 4.0 over 15,800 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: Living the 7 Habits
8. Living the 7 Habits - Stephen R. Covey
The Courage to Change
Published 1995 // 336 pages // Rated 4.0 over 1,400 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: Six Events
9. Six Events - Stephen R. Covey
The Restoration Model for Solving Life's Problems
Published 2004 // 284 pages // Rated 4.3 over 300 reviews on Goodreads
Best Stephen Covey Books: Everyday Greatness
10. Everyday Greatness - Stephen R. Covey
Inspiration for a Meaningful Life
Published 2006 // 445 pages // Rated 4.1 over 900 reviews on Goodreads

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Best Stephen Covey Quotes

Here are some of the best Stephen Covey of all time...

Best Stephen Covey Quotes: If you want to achieve your highest aspirations and overcome your greatest challenges, identify and apply the principle or natural law that governs the results you seek.
Best Stephen Covey Quotes: It’s not enough to dream. It’s not enough to try. It’s not enough to set goals or climb ladders. It’s not enough to value. The effort has to be based on practical realities that produce the result. Only then can we dream, set goals, and work to achieve them with confidence.
Best Stephen Covey Quotes: What we believe about ourselves and our purpose has a powerful impact on how we live, how we love, and what we learn.

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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