outbrain
Close  

US motivational author Stephen Covey dies, aged 79

/ 05:16 PM July 17, 2012

AP FILE PHOTO

LOS ANGELES – US motivational guru Stephen Covey, author of international best-seller “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” died Monday at the age of 79, his company said.

Covey died from the effects of a bicycle accident he suffered in April, said a statement by consulting company FranklinCovey, of which he was a co-founder and former vice-chairman.

ADVERTISEMENT

“In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each of his children and their spouses,” it said.

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” has sold more than 20 million copies in 40 languages throughout the world. In 2002 Forbes named it one of the 10 most influential management books ever written.

FEATURED STORIES

Other books by Covey, who in 1996 was named one of Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Americans, include “First Things First,” “Principle-Centered Leadership,” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.”

Covey started as a professor at Brigham Young University in Utah, but left full-time teaching in 1984 to set up the Covey Leadership Center, and went on to become an internationally-renowned author, speaker, and consultant.

He passed away “peacefully” in hospital in Idaho, “due to the residual effects of a bicycle accident he suffered this past April,” the company statement said.

“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,” said FranklinCovey chairman Bob Whitman.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’’, News, Stephen covey, world
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.