The 7 Habits After 25 Years
Think you’ve heard The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Hear the behind-the-scenes story you’ve never heard before at this special Soundview Live webinar, The 7 Habits After 25 Years, with Greg Link, Dr. Covey’s long-time business partner and co-founder. Link led the strategy that transformed Covey from an obscure professor at a little known western university to one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influencial people along-side Bill Gates and Oprah in less than five years. Link will reveal insights about why Stephen R. Covey’s historically significant book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, became one of the two bestselling business books of the 20th century. He will discuss why The 7 Habits is so relevant to leaders today after over two decades, what Jim Collins, renowned author of Good To Great, had to say about Covey in his foreword to the new 25th anniversary edition, what habit Covey struggled with the most, and why 7 Habits is still on Amazon’s top 100 list of ALL books even this month.
About the Speaker
Greg Link is Co-founder, President and CDO (Chief Deal-making Officer) of CoveyLink, a fast growing boutique consultancy committed to influencing influencers to grow their careers and their organizations at the SPEED of TRUST™. As President of CoveyLink, he draws upon his trusted reputation among business leaders throughout the world to attract alliances, talent, and select clients. A recognized authority on leadership, sales, and marketing, Link is a sought-after advisor and speaker.
As a co-founder and Senior Vice President of the Covey Leadership Center, Link orchestrated the marketing and public relations campaign that led Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to the number-one best selling business book of the 20th century (survey by CEO Magazine), selling over 15 million copies in 38 languages. He created the marketing momentum that helped propel Covey Leadership Center to a $100+ million-dollar enterprise with offices in 40 countries. Link continues his 18-year relationship with now FranklinCovey as the lead publishing and marketing advisor to: Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey, Roger & Rebecca Merrill, Hyrum Smith, and other FranklinCovey authors.
Link developed and led the Covey Leadership Center’s seminar business and business development efforts and negotiated profitable multi-million dollar business alliances and joint ventures. He led the international publishing success resulting in partnerships with over 30 publishers worldwide. This included making publishing history in Japan, leading the strategy that sold over one million copies of a foreign language translation non-fiction business book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in Japanese. He was also instrumental in formulating and executing one of the largest international business satellite broadcasts with partners, Lessons in Leadership and Fortune Magazine. The program continues to be broadcast annually in over 40 countries.
Link has taught Principle Centered Leadership and advised executive clients at numerous leading enterprises, including Hewlett Packard, U.S. Navy Resale, U.S. Navy Supply, Sony, Chevron Oil, San Diego Gas and Electric, IBM, Microsoft, and numerous other organizations.
His business acumen and experience as a successful business practitioner inform his presentations and make them uniquely relevant to clients. He is a riveting and energizing speaker who significantly impacts his audiences. He is currently a trusted leadership and business confidant and advisor to leading authors, senior executives, and other high performers in both the private and public sectors.
Greg Link resides with his extraordinary wife of 25 years, Annie, and her pets on a quiet stream in the shadow of the Utah Rockies in Alpine, Utah. They are the parents of four children and two wonderful grandsons.