SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – Stephen R. Covey, author of a bestselling motivational book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” died on Monday during an Idaho sanatorium from injuries he suffered in a bicycle collision in April, family members pronounced in a statement. He was 79.
Covey, a former highbrow during Brigham Young University in Utah, founded an executive training core in Salt Lake City that assimilated in 1997 with Franklin Quest Co to form FranklinCovey, a heading provider of time-management seminars and publications.
The publicly traded association is maybe best famous for a line of Franklin Planner appointment calendars, that it markets along with books, workshops and other products formed on a “Franklin System” of business management and Covey’s “7 Habits” principles.
Covey, a Salt Lake City native, warranted a master’s grade in business administration from Harvard University and a doctorate from Brigham Young.
But it was his seminal self-help beam to success in business, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change,” published in 1989, that done Covey a code name.
He went on to write several some-more bestsellers about business management, including “Principle-Centered Leadership,” became a favorite motivational orator on a Fortune 100 circuit and served as a personal consultant to organizations trimming from Procter Gamble to NASA.
Covey was famous in 1996 as one of Time magazine’s 25 many successful Americans, and was named among a world’s tip 50 business thinkers in 2011 by Thinkers50, a organisation that compiles that list any other year.
His “7 Habits” pretension has sole some-more than 20 million books in 38 languages worldwide, and a audio chronicle has sole over 2 million copies, some-more than any nonfiction book ever expelled on tape, according to publisher Simon Schuster.
The book spent 5 years on a New York Times bestseller list and begat a series of sequels, including his 2004 title, “The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness,” and his final work, “The 3rd Alternative,” published final year.
He died during a Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls “due to a residual effects of a bike collision he suffered this past April,” his family pronounced in a statement.
Covey fell off his bike and suffered serious conduct injuries requiring hospitalization on Apr 19 during a float nearby his home in Provo, Utah, according to Provo military Sergeant Brandon Post.
Covey was remembered on Monday by colleagues during Utah State University, where he assimilated a business propagandize expertise in 2010, as an achieved academician and untiring coach to students.
“Dr. Covey overwhelmed a lives of people around a universe in really personal ways,” Utah State President Stan Albrecht pronounced in a statement. “He was an inspirational personality who was always a absolute voice for particular integrity, clever impression and impassioned honesty in any aspect of life.”
In an essay published in a business school’s magazine, Covey was described by one of his sons as an informal, receptive chairman with a good clarity of humor.
“He always treated everybody a same, exactly,” Sean Covey pronounced in a open 2010 emanate of a Huntsman Alumni Magazine. “It didn’t matter if we were a CEO of a Fortune 10 association or a internal barber. You wouldn’t have ever famous a difference.”
In his final hours, Covey was surrounded “by his amatory mother and any one of his children and their spouses, as we sang him his favorite hymns, only as he always wanted,” a family matter said.
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