Stephen R. Covey Style Guide

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Improve your writing at school, at work, and at home.
Much more than a grammar and punctuation handbook, the renowned FranklinCovey Style GuideTM helps you:

Produce documents that reflect quality writing standards.
Access more than 110 topics from A to Z, covering everything from document design, graphics, and parts of speech to punctuation, sentence style, and word choice.
Create documents from start to finish and avoid writer s block.
Write effective letters, memos, and resumes with the help of more than 30 model documents.
Design effective, understandable graphics that enhance and convey your message.
Discover and prioritize information.

FranklinCovey is a leading provider of leadership, personal productivity, and effective communication workshops. Two programs Writing AdvantageTM and Technical Writing AdvantageTM--help you learn how to write documents that achieve the results you expect. Both workshops feature the FranklinCovey Style Guide.

NEW IN THE FIFTH EDITION

The most current guidelines on email, information management, and online documentation. Learn how to manage the flood of email coming at you and get results from the email you send. Find out how to add distinctiveness and power to your online presence.

Updated best practices for graphics. Here s the best current thinking on visuals for documents and presentation, charts, color, illustrations, maps, photos, and tables including all-new examples.

Guidance on global English. There is a new section on English as a second language for business professionals, as well as updated guidance on international business English.

Valuable new insights for knowledge workers. Learn new ways to think and process information better in updated sections on thinking strategies and the writing process, as well as practical guidance for managing projects and meetings.

Model documents for today. As email supplants traditional business letters and memos, you need new models to follow. See the Model Documents section for updated samples of sensitive emails, reports, proposals, procedures, and resumes.

Everything in this fifth edition has been updated to help you meet the communication challenges of the high-tech, high-demand business world of today.

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About the Author:

Dr. Covey is the author of acclaimed books, including the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People which has sold more than 20 million copies in 38 languages throughout the world. Other bestsellers authored by Dr. Covey include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.

Dr. Covey s book most recently released books include Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life (2006), The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child at a Time (2008), Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times (2009), and Great Work, Great Career (2009).

In 2002, Forbes named The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People one of the top 10 most influential management books ever.
A survey by Chief Executive Magazine recognized The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as one of the two most influential books of the twentieth century.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People audiobook on tape is the best-selling nonfiction audio in history, selling more than 1.5 million copies.
Over two million copies of First Things First have been sold. Simon & Schuster expressed the opinion, ...First Things First is the best-selling time management book ever.
Dr. Covey s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families was released in October 1997 and is the No. 1 best-selling hardcover book on family.
The 8th Habit was named Best Business Book of 2005 by Soundview Executive Summaries.
2003 Fatherhood Award from the National Fatherhood Initiative
Speaker of the Year in 1999
The Sikh s 1998 International Man of Peace Award
The National Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Dr. Covey s organizational legacy to the world is Covey Leadership Center. On May 30, 1997, a merger of Covey Leadership Center with Franklin Quest created FranklinCovey Co. Dr. Covey is co-founder and vice chairman of FranklinCovey, the leading global professional services firm with offices in 123 countries. FranklinCovey shares Dr. Covey s vision, discipline and passion to inspire, lift and provide tools for change and growth of individuals and organizations throughout the world.

In February 2010, Dr. Covey joined the Utah State University Jon M. Huntsman School of Business faculty as a tenured, full professor and the first incumbent of the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership.

Dr. Covey holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, an MBA in Business Administration from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Brigham Young University. He has also received 10 honorary Doctorates. He has made teaching principle-centered living and principle-centered leadership his life s work.

Dr. Covey lives with his wife Sandra in Provo, Utah. He is the father of nine, a grandfather of 52 and great-grandfather of four.

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