Stephen Covey rode a bicycle

Dr Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and other books on motivation, leadership and religious topics, passed early this morning at age 79. Covey was hospitalized last April after he crashed his bicycle on a steep road near Provo, Utah.

Covery’s Seventh Habit to “Sharpen the Saw” included physical exercise as well as spiritual and mental renewal to balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle.

Deseret News: Stephen Covey, author of ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People,’ dies at 79.


  • July 16, 2012 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

    USA Today’s coverage originally contained the unfortunate quote, “He was wearing a helmet, which is good news.”

    That remark was actually made at the time of Covey’s accident, not in response to his subsequent death. USA has since edited it out of the article without comment.

  • Brad Hawkins
    July 17, 2012 - 7:52 am | Permalink

    Wait, he had a bike crash in April, gets out of the hospital, and dies in July, and they blame it on the bike? That’s a lot of displaced hatred and I’m not buying it. Very unlike Covey’s writings.

  • July 17, 2012 - 9:36 am | Permalink

    From what I understand the family says he had a brainĀ hemorrhageĀ that wasn’t immediately caught.

  • July 17, 2012 - 9:37 am | Permalink

    Rick, do you have any idea what kind of riding he was doing? Was he just riding along? Or did he “suit up” and go fast and far?

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