Renowned Leadership Figure Stephen R. Covey to Open ISM's 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit

FOR RELEASE: November 17, 2005

CONTACT: Jean McHale
  ISM Public Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3143

(TEMPE, Ariz.) November 17, 2005 — Interested in increasing your capacity to lead? Don't miss a special opportunity to hear from leadership virtuoso Dr. Stephen R. Covey at the Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) 91st Annual International Supply Management Conference and Educational Exhibit held May 7-10, 2006 in Minneapolis, Minn.

On Sunday, May 7, Covey's program Leadership is a Choice! Not a Position will open the Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Learn from this internationally respected author and teacher how individual and organizational effectiveness can flourish when we change our notions about who holds the power to exert their influence and who decides when it's time to take action and get things done.

Covey is co-founder/vice chairman of the global professional services firm Franklin Covey Company. He is the author of numerous books, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which Forbes magazine named one of the top 10 most influential management books ever.

Covey is sure to generate overwhelming interest among Conference attendees as he draws from his life's work to illustrate how principle-centered living and principle-centered leadership can make a significant and lasting impact on productivity, leadership, communications and sales.

Watch for upcoming announcements of Conference keynote speakers who will address more than 2,000 supply management professionals from around the world. This supply management event will feature more than 100 workshops and networking events, the Career Center and pre- and post-Conference events. Registration opens December 2005. Register online at For more information call Customer Service at 800/888-6276, extension 401.

As the oldest and largest supply management institute in the world, the mission of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is to lead supply management. ISM defines supply management as the identification, acquisition, access, positioning and management of resources the organization needs or potentially needs in the attainment of its strategic objectives. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence, influence building and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM continues to extend the global impact of supply management. ISM's membership base includes more than 40,000 supply management professionals in 75 countries. Supply management professionals are responsible for trillions of dollars in the purchases of products and services annually. ISM is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). Visit ISM's Media Room at, Quick Search: QS130.

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