Stephen R. Covey Died

The renowned author of numerous bestsellers such as "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and others passed away peacefully last week.

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Dr. Stephen R. Covey 1932 – 2012 (Source: Wikipedia)

Stephen R. Covey died. The renowned author of numerous bestsellers such as “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and others passed away peacefully last week. He was surrounded by his large family. Covey suffered from complications after a bicycle accident last April. He was 79.

Stephen Covey was co-founder and a former vice-chairman and director of FranklinCovey, a global company specializing in performance improvement.

Covey’s ideas are so influential that many master’s degree programs in organization leadership have adapted them into their coursework.

His books were translated in 40 languages. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” sold more than 20 million copies.


Stephen R. Covey, author, business leader and peace proponent, dead at 79

A proponent of peace in our time and heavily inspired by Mohandas K. Gandhi, Stephen Covey worked towards finding a third solution, i.e. not my way or your way but our way. This drive of Covey’s resulted in the 2008 book “The Leader In Me – How Schools …


Bob Whitman, Chairman and CEO of FranklinCovey said in a press release:

 “We lost a dear friend today. Stephen was one of the world’s great human beings. His impact is incalculable and his influence will continue to inspire generations to come. We extend our deepest condolences to Dr. Covey’s family, his wife Sandra, their nine children and spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Stephen frequently referred to them as his greatest joy, inspiration, and most significant contribution and legacy to the world.”


Here is a video about Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits”:



Our thoughts are Stephen Covey’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.


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