Stephen Covey, author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, passed away today. He passed away from complications due to a fall on his bike. He was 79.
I know many of you are like me and are saddened to hear of his passing. He made a great impact on many authors, speakers, coaches and people from all walks of life - from the CEO to the person who takes out the trash.
Using Andy Andrews point - Mr. Covey had a great "Butterfly Effect" on untold millions of people. He will be greatly missed!
Don - yes he had a really big impact on multiple generations even before he died. His teachings on creating positive habits is probably unparalleled in history.
I am very sad too. I loved his teachings and his audio lessons. Very sad. Great loss.
This is very sad news. I will always consider him a mentor.
The world was a little less positive and uplifting on Monday. Dr. Covey was a huge influence. I read 7 Habits and it transformed how I thought. We lost a shining light.
Since Stephen Covey's most notable book most likely is "7 Habits of Highly Effective People", let me ask everyone what is your favorite of the habits and why?
Mine is #2... Begin with the end in mind. It makes me think about the big picture regarding life or whatever I am pursuing.
How about you?
Don - great question. I think most any achievers have been profoundly impacted by Dr. Covey's principles.
Just as a quick recap for ready reference for everyone:
My personal favorite - Habit 4 - Think Win-Win
That's been more revolutionary for me than any of the others.
Mine is Habit 5 - Seek first to understand, then be understood. As a younger and "eager to please" person in the workplace, I was always looking to give the right answer. Now, I work very hard to slow down and ask the right questions first. Only by understanding someone else can I truly help them.