Author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey Dies After Bicycle Accident
This is personal for the author of this article and founder of Creative Profit Pros. For this reason, this article will include information about Stephen Covey’s death as well as a personal story, and a bit of a tribute to the best selling author.
The author and motivational speaker died at a hospital in Idaho Falls Monday, July 16, 2012 due to complications from a bicycle accident in April.
Stephen Covey was once named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and he wrote “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” (which sold over 1 million copies) as well as “First Things First,” “Principle-Centered Leadership,” and “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness”.
Covey Leadership Center, which in 1997 merged with Franklin Quest to create FranklinCovey Co, was founded originally by Stephen Covey. The company trains in the areas of leadership, sales performance, strategy execution, customer loyalty, and individual effectiveness.” According to their website http://www.franklincovey.com/ they have 44 offices in 147 countries.
My Personal Experience With Stephen Covey
Stephen R. Covey was the author of the first self-improvement book I ever read. “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” was required by Dr. Dan McAllister, a professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
I was such a fan of Dr. Dan’s Business Management 101, I enrolled in every course that he taught. This is relevant to my following Stephen Covey because Dr. Dan recommended several of Covey’s books including, “Principled Centered Leadership and First Things First”.
Although I enjoyed all of Covey’s books, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” is one of my personal favorites. Along with Napolean Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, it ranks near the top for books that have influenced my life and business, after the Bible.
The influence of Stephen Covey motivated me to write the The Seven Strategies of Profoundly Profitable Businesses.