Media Alert: Stephen R. Covey Offers Complimentary Seminar to Discuss “The 8th Habit” in the New Work Paradigm; Ken Blanchard Offers Advice for Creating World-Class Organizations

REDMOND, Wash. — March 1, 2006


Two free, online seminars. The first features Stephen R. Covey, a distinguished thought leader, discussing strategies for achieving fulfillment, passionate execution and significant contribution. The second seminar, highlighting Ken Blanchard, chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, will offer an overview of how to create a people-oriented, performance-driven and customer-focused culture. Both are being delivered via Microsoft® Office Live Meeting and are hosted by the Microsoft Leadership Forum and Microsoft Executive Circle.


Stephen R. Covey’s online seminar will focus on the challenges information workers face in a complex and dynamic business environment and how tapping into the higher reaches of human motivation requires a new mind-set, a new skill-set — a new habit.

Ken Blanchard will share a road map for creating a world-class organization by attracting and retaining loyal customers and cultivating passionate and engaged employees with clear organizational vision and great leadership at every level.


Stephen R. Covey: Tuesday, March 7, 2006

9–10 a.m. PST (12–1 p.m. EST), U.S. and Canada

Ken Blanchard: Thursday, March 9, 2006

9–10 a.m. PST (12–1 p.m. EST), U.S. and Canada


The seminars will be delivered via Microsoft Office Live Meeting. People only need a PC and an Internet connection to participate. Details and registration information can be found at:

Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit

Ken Blanchard, Building a World-Class Organization

About Microsoft Office Live Meeting:

Live Meeting is the effective Web conferencing service that allows users to successfully communicate and collaborate with anyone, anywhere with just a PC and an Internet connection. For online meetings, training and events with up to a thousand people, Live Meeting provides rich interactivity and works with other business productivity tools in a familiar and easy-to-use environment. The ability to show or share any document with a single click, initiate meetings directly from Microsoft Office applications, and take advantage of integrated audio controls, enables you to conduct effective meetings with anyone in the world while avoiding the cost and hassles of business travel.

About theMicrosoft LeadershipForum:

The Leadership Forum is an ongoing series of presentations led by some of the world’s most respected motivational speakers, executive coaches and business management experts. Participants need only the hosted Microsoft Office Live Meeting service, a phone and a PC with an Internet connection. Peppered with inspirational messages, practical advice and interactive discussions on a diverse range of topics, the series has attracted tens of thousands of participants over its three-year history. More information is available online at

In addition to joining in one to three new seminars each week, participants can view more than 250 archived presentations stored on the Microsoft Office Live Meeting Web page at

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