E-learning Course The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® Interactive Edition Named Top HR Technology Product of the Year by Human Resource Executive Magazine : FranklinCovey and Ninth House's E-learning Course Receives Prestigious Recognition

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FranklinCovey and Ninth House’s e-learning course, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® Interactive Edition, was awarded a “Top Human Resource Product” distinction of 2008 by Human Resource Executive magazine and recognized today at the publication’s 11th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Chicago. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® Interactive Edition is an innovative personal and professional leadership development solution developed through a partnership with FranklinCovey and Ninth House.

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We are applying new and innovative methods to make leaders, managers, teams and individuals more effective and productive than ever before.

To earn the recognition, editors of Human Resource Executive judged entries on technological innovation, the value the product adds to the human resource function, ease-of-use, and delivery on product promise.

"Increasing levels of effectiveness and productivity are as important in today's workplace as they were 20 years ago, when The 7 Habits book was first published," said Sean Covey, Senior Vice President of Innovations, FranklinCovey. "Now, through e-learning, employees who work off-site, on-site or both can apply these timeless principles to help them yield greater productivity, improve interpersonal communication and take more initiative. As they establish greater trust, strengthen relationships, increase their influence, and focus on critical priorities, they will also enhance team performance."

"The 7 Habits Interactive Edition provides a way for organizations through e-learning to teach these principles and skills to all leaders and employees – regardless of work location – quickly and inexpensively, so that organizations can benefit from larger scale behavior change," said Jeff Snipes, CEO and founder of Ninth House. "This is critical in today's business environment where organizational change and innovation is often required on a global basis and needs to happen fast thereby requiring quality technology-based solutions to provide the geographic reach."

The 7 Habits Interactive Edition is based on Stephen R. Covey's international bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The e-learning course is designed to help employees improve their individual and organizational effectiveness, enabling them to achieve better results and more successful lives. The program is a participatory e-learning experience that illustrates the behaviors and practices of each of the 7 Habits, teaches the user how to incorporate the 7 Habits into their behavior and evaluates the success of the user on each habit. The 7 Habits modules include:

1. Be Proactive®

2. Begin with the End In Mind®

3. Put First Things First®

4. Think Win-Win®

5. Seek First to Understand®

6. Synergize®

7. Sharpen the Saw®

The leadership development program includes use of cinematic video, real actors, award-winning storytelling, reality-based simulations and powerful case studies to create an emotional connection for the learner. It facilitates complex behavior modeling and demonstrates the nuances of human interactions. Users interact with real-life simulations and interactive exercises allowing them to practice newly learned skills and behaviors in a safe but realistic environment.

According to Human Resource Executive magazine, "This product should keep employees engaged as they go through the process. The films look like a Hollywood-produced movie or TV show, with high-quality acting, writing and production and even a touch of comedy to keep users interested."

"We are deeply honored to have The 7 Habits Interactive Edition receive this recognition from Human Resource Executive magazine, a publication that has contributed so much within the industry. Through the partnership between FranklinCovey and Ninth House, The 7 Habits have come alive with this interactive cinematic approach to leadership development," said Stephen Covey. "We are applying new and innovative methods to make leaders, managers, teams and individuals more effective and productive than ever before."

Organizations have the option of deploying the leadership development program as a standalone e-learning course or as part of a blended learning program.

For more information on the course, contact FranklinCovey by calling 1-888-705-1776 or by visiting http://www.franklincovey.com/7habitsinteractive.

About FranklinCovey

FranklinCovey (NYSE: FC) is the global consulting and training leader in the areas of strategy execution, customer loyalty, leadership and individual effectiveness. Clients include 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small- and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. FranklinCovey has 40 direct and licensee offices providing professional services in 147 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.franklincovey.com.

About Ninth House

Ninth House is an innovator in using technology to create engaging learning experiences. By taking a holistic approach to learning, Ninth House customizes people development solutions that get results. Ninth House has proven expertise in initiatives designed to develop managers and leaders, foster innovation, spawn culture change, and value diversity. Through their innovative learning strategies and compelling, media-rich content, Ninth House tailored solutions change behavior on a large scale. Organizations that need to quickly align a large Workforce with their strategic goals can realize tangible business value from working with Ninth House. Partnering with them is the fastest, most effective way to change how people learn and behave. Ninth House customers include over 200 global and government organizations such as Amazon.com, British Telecom, Hyperion, SSM Health Care, US Navy, and US Department of Justice. Ninth House is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit the Ninth House website at: http://www.ninthhouse.com, or call: 415-277-8200.

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