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Author of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,' Basis for Northville's Leader in Me Programs, Dies

Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is the basis for The Leader in Me program at area schools.

He's one of the most quotable authors around, known for his motivational message.

On Monday, Stephen Covey passed away at age 79 in Idaho, according to an article in The Huffington Post. He died of complications related to a bicycle accident earlier this year.

Covey is the founder of The Leader in Me program at schools around the country and in Northville. The program is based on Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Some , including and , have implemented the program into the classroom daily.

Teachers and staff promote the seven habits to students who they hope will adopt the habits in and outside of the classroom. Earlier this year, Moraine in which students showed off what they learned in the program to guests from around the community.

The seven habits include:

  1. Be proactive
  2. Begin with the end in mind
  3. Put first things first
  4. Think win-win
  5. Seek first to understand
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the saw

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