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December 22, 2008

News & Opinion: Are Prisons Smarter Than Your Company?

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:32 PM – Filed under: Leadership & Strategy

Last week, a very large Department of Corrections facility on the West coast purchased bulk copies of the book The Offsite by Robert Thompson. This parable addresses the leadership challenge, and what a challenge this must be at such an organization. However, sharing a vision, encouraging that in others, and enabling them to accomplish goals, is something we all share. Each company has differing levels of workplace challenges, and I thought it was enlightening to find this particular customer focused on making a positive change in their organization. Though I'm partial to parables, this book is a great tool to engage any group.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.