In Gratitude of Dr. Stephen Covey

Hoffbrau Steaks’ leadership and vision are all inspired from the vast teachings of Dr. Stephen Covey.   Not only is his incredible bestseller, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People a part of our management training program; but his ideas guide all our decisions.  When Dr. Covey passed away a couple of days ago, even his passing was a tribute to his choices. 

All of us can only hope to leave this world surrounded by our loving family.  It is the principles of life that he introduced us all to that bore so much fruit; a true result of the “law of the harvest.” 

In Honor

Our Chief Operating Officer, Paul Ellis, brought Dr. Covey into all of our lives; and it is his words that share our passion for these Principles.  Every day we choose to read and follow, we’ve chosen to be better parents, children, sisters, brothers, employees, and friends. 

Written by Paul Ellis, Chief Operating Officer, Hoffbrau Steaks

I was introduced to Dr. Covey’s work over 20 years ago with no idea how my paradigm on life would change. Reading and listening to his work helped me learn how to not only love myself but to also love others…to truly value the differences in others and understand that “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts” which is done with empowerment and trust.

He has helped me in areas such as gratitude, forgiveness, clarity, wisdom, and purity. The beauty about Stephen Covey is that he helped me be disciplined in running my life and business around principles. Even though I am sad of his passing, I will cheer his legacy and continue to strive to be a “man of principle”.

He was the one who introduced me to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s quote, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” I hope he has helped you just as much with your experience as he has with mine.

He will be missed but never forgotten.


Hoffbrau Steaks is grateful for all that Dr. Covey added to our world.  Our hearts and wishes go out to his beloved family.  Have you read the 7 Habits, The 8th Habit, or The 3rd Alternative?  Please share your thoughts with us.