Dr. Stephen R. Covey Passes Away at 79

Best-Selling Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey 2010Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the best-selling self-help book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, passed away July 16, 2012, according to this biographical press release issued by FranklinCovey, a company that he co-founded:

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 16, 2012– Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC) today announced that Dr. Stephen R. Covey, co-founder and a former vice-chairman and director of FranklinCovey, passed away peacefully this morning due to the residual effects of a bicycle accident he suffered this past April. He was in his 80th year. In his final hours, he was surrounded by his loving wife and each of his children and their spouses.


To Stephen, more important than his professional work was his work with his family. Stephen was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and spent a considerable amount of time with his immediate and extended family, getting together for vacations, games, celebrations, birthdays, and events of all kinds, and having one-on-one time with each of his children and grandchildren, which he loved doing. Stephen truly believed that the greatest work we do is within the four walls of our own homes and was a model of a loving and committed husband and father to the end.

Bob Whitman, chairman and CEO of FranklinCovey, 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. 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.”

Make sure to visit FranklinCovey for the complete announcement, which details Covey’s professional career as a motivational speaker, author, professor, and business management consultant.

We at Another Turn Used Books extend our condolences to Covey’s family and friends.

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