Stephen R. Covey, the renowned author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” has died at the age of 79 yesterday i.e 16th of July,2012 ; According to his daughter, Catherine Sagers.
Covey died early Monday morning at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from the effects of a bicycle accident in April.
Covey was hospitalized at the time with head injuries. He also suffered cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung, as well as the typical scrapes and bruises, Daily Herald reported.
According to police reports he was riding down a hill accompanied by a personal assistant. He apparently tried to manoeuvre around a corner and was going too fast and may have misjudged the road or a curb and crashed, Siufanua said. “We’re really not sure what happened,” he said.
Covey is recognized as one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential Americans. He is an internationally respected leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant and author.
In 2011, Covey was ranked 47th in the Thinkers50 list of world’s Top 50 business thinkers.
He left us with his great teachings and humanity will learn from them.
“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
Rest In Peace Dr. Stephen Covey (1932-2012)