September 1, 2010

News & Opinion: Conference Room B

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 11:47 PM – Filed under: The Company

“The irreducible essence of leadership is that leaders are people who live their deepest personal values without compromise, and they use those values to make life better for others—that is why people become leaders and why people follow leaders.”

—Stan Slap, Bury My Heart at Conference Room B (Portfolio, August 2010)

If you follow Jack Covert Selects, you may recognize the quote above from Jack's most recent review. It's a quote that Jack and Carol appreciated so much that they asked me to put it on our conference room wall. It was fun project, and completed today.

You may notice I also put a "B" on the conference room door. That is not only an homage to the book title, but a recognition that this is our second conference room, the first being a place we sometimes meet after work and have christened Conference Room H. (We don't yet have a Conference Room A.)

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.