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Stephen Covey, 7 Habits Author, Leaves Behind Legacy Of Inspiration

Stephen Covey, best selling author of the ’7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and sought after motivational speaker passed away peacefully leaving behind his tremendous influence in the business world.


Stephen Covey, author of the best selling book ’7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ which has sold more than 25 million copies since its launch in 1989 has recently passed away peacefully in Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center at the age of 79 years old. His wife and immediate family members were by his side when he passed away.

The famous author who was also a tenured full professor in Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business faculty received his Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Utah. He completed his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University before finishing his Doctorate at Brigham Young University.

Stephen Covey was always known as someone who has a passion for molding leaders. He enjoying teaching organizational behavior and business classes. His book, the ’7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ mentioned the following points which many businessmen and women glean from.

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win/win
  5. Seek first to understand then to be understood
  6. Synergise
  7. Sharpen the saw

He was a highly sought after speaker. In fact, 90% of the Fortune 100 companies along with 75% of Fortune 500 companies use his teaching material to train and improve their employees to be better at what they do. He was also named as one of the 25 most influential American by Time Magazine in 1996. While the success of his ’7 Habits’ book gained him instant recognition, the audio version of the same book became the best selling non-fiction audio in history.

Many companies and individuals who are aiming to improve their business performance and bottom line could really glean useful lessons from his book. One of Stephen Covey’s quotes, ’Remember, to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know’ serves as a reminder to new and existing businesses, companies and individuals who need to constantly improve themselves and put into practice what they learn. These include business men, women and companies who are currently making full use of ecommerce solutions to promote their businesses at a domestic, national, international or global level.

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