Professor Stephen R. Covey
Professor Stephen R. Covey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My condolences to the family and friends of Steven R. Covey, a world renowned leadership authority and author of many highly acclaimed books including “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, “Principle Centered Leadership”, “The 8th Habit”, and “The 3rd Alternative” to name a few.

We often wonder what our legacy will be and as I reflect on this sad occasion I am reminded of how much I have learned from reading Steven’s books and attending one of his many motivational seminars. A theme that resonated with me is that leaders are not born or made, they are the result of self-development.

In other words, the desire for leadership and success is within us. It is this desire that causes us to want to learn more, read more, teach more, and do more. Steven was certainly all of that. Although Steven’s time on earth has passed, I thank him for sharing his wisdom that further enables each of us to pursue our passions and dreams that lie within.

May his legacy live on – rest in peace Steven.

Earlier today, I received this e-mail from Bob Whitman, Chairman and CEO, FranklinCovey:

Dear Friends of Stephen,

We lost our good friend and teacher, Stephen, on July 16, 2012 due to complications from a bicycle accident injury he sustained in April. We know you will join us in expressing our love, gratitude and admiration for his profound influence in our lives. Without a doubt, His legacy will live on, and he will continue to inspire us and generations to come.

The Stephen Covey Community will remain active, and we invite you to continue gathering here to learn, share insights and support others in their journey to lead principle-centered lives.

For more details about Stephen’s passing, please click here.

Warmest Regards,

Bob Whitman
Chairman and CEO, FranklinCovey

Until Next Time – STAY lean

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