January 07, 2008


Stephen M.R. Covey, author of The SPEED of Trust and visiting Green Honors Chair, will speak at TCU on Monday, February 4, 2008, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. The Neeley Author Series is a free annual event sponsored by the Neeley School of Business at TCU.

In his book, The SPEED of Trust , Covey advocates that nothing is as fast as the speed of trust and that the ability to establish, grow, extend and restore trust with all stakeholders is th e critical leadership competency of the new global economy.

The SPEED of Trust is a paradigm-shifting book that challenges the assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue. Covey demonstrates that trust is a hard-edged, economic driver-a learnable and measurable skill that makes organizations more profitable, people more promotable, and relationships more energizing.

Covey is a leading international expert on leadership, ethics and trust. His presentation is informed by his experience as the CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide, a hundred-million-dollar firm. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. He personally led the strategy that propelled his father's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People , to one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century according to CEO Magazine.

Covey's appearance will take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive on the TCU campus. Those who bring copies can have their books signed from 7:00-7:30 p.m.

This event is sold out.  

Covey will also visit with Neeley students, faculty and staff in special meetings throughout the day.

The nationally ranked Neeley School of Business at TCU focuses on personal development, vital connections and real experiences. High functioning classrooms and calculated career development give students the platform to succeed. Renowned faculty, major corporations and leading executives connect to share winning business practices. Students work for real clients to solve critical challenges. Neeley is consistently recognized among the best business schools in the country by The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, US News & World Report and The Princeton Review. From skills and strategies to team dynamics and global expeditions, we make sure Neeley graduates are trailblazing business leaders - each in their own individual way.


Elaine Cole
Public Relations Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU