Stephen Covey, author of the 7 Habits franchise, has died
Stephen R. Covey,author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective... series of books, has died.
Covey's lifelong interest in effective management skills and personal organizational and leadership abilities coalesced into seven principles for living a more meaningful life, thus giving birth to four books based on those themes, including positive thinking, proactive living, and synergy, to name three. His first book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic was published to tremendous success in 1989.It was later followed by the equally popular The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families: Building a Beautiful Family Culture in a Turbulent World (1987), as well as The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide (1998).
Covey was also instrumental in the longtime success of the Franklin Planner, a paper management system which kept business people and government employees on track until the advent of PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants).
Mr. Covey, who was 79, died of complications from a head injury suffered in a bike accident in April of this year.