I am a bit shocked that it took 3 days for the Franklin Planner mailing list to mention the boss's passing.
I’m not a follower or devotee of Stephen Covey’s but having read “Seven Habits” I do have an appreciation for him and what bothers me is that there is only an indirect reference to his passing, in the form of the following quotation, with his date of birth and date of death: “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” It seems to me that there should be a link to a bio and at least a brief obituary.
RIP Stephen Covey.
I found out about Covey's death from David Allen's newsletter. I am yet to manage to finish reading or listening to the 7 Habits book. It's just so intense. I might try 5 minutes a day.
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I am relieved to know I am not the only one who has trouble finishing that book. I have read the GTD books several times, but I have not managed to completely finish the Covey book. Must digest slowly.
Pardon Civil: You are not the only one that found Stephen Covey's books "hard." With great respect, David Allen is worth the time; Stephen Covey is not.
I believe that one of the reason Covey is not popular with many people is because of the obvious values that influence his writing, whereas GTD tends to be values agnostic.
I find a marriage of Covey applied to the higher level views of GTD to be ideal for me, mainly because I tend to agree with Covey values.
I can't remember where I learned of Dr. Covey's passing, but I was deeply saddened when I found out. Early on in my career I not only read three of his books, but I also purchased the audio cassettes of each. I listened to the tapes so many times that I actually wore them out. Which three? The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, First Things First, and Principle Centered Leadership.
I learned so many things from these excellent books that I could go on for pages praising the important lessons he taught. Much of who I am now, I owe to Stephen Covey.
Everyone ought to read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Yes, it IS worth the time.
Stephen Covey will be greatly missed by this DIY-er.