July 11, 2006

News & Opinion: David Rock/Quiet Leadership Interview

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 6:56 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This week's interview is with David Rock, author of Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance in the Workplace.

I think he has something interesting things to say about being a better leader and manager. His work is based on neurological research and he leads his book with these ideas. This is what initially drew me into his book.

David says that only one in twenty conversations create the change that leaders are looking for. In addition to that, a 45-minute conversation only contains five to ten minutes of useful content. So, David's work is about having the right conversation the first time and only spending the time necessary to get the results needed.

I might be partial, but this one is worth a listen.

mp3, 33:40, 23.1MB

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.