March 9, 2007

News & Opinion: Excerpt from The Mormon Way of Doing Business

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:02 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

A new excerpt is up on our Excerpts Blog. It's a chapter from The Mormon Way of Doing Business: Leadership and Success Through Faith and Family by Jeff Benedict.
Before being named CEO of Dell, Kevin Rollins developed a reputation within the company for being a logistics and operational genius. Those abilities have a lot to do with why Michael Dell initially hired Rollins. Since moving into the CEO spot, Rollins has instilled his penchant for discipline throughout the company through his management style. Many of his personal habits that impact the way he approaches management were refined while serving a mission for the Mormon Church.
The Mormon Way of Doing Business profiles several top business executives (including the CEOs of JetBlue, Delitte & Touche, Dell Computer, Harvard Business School, and more), and explores how their Mormon beliefs have influenced their incredible success.
Here's a direct link to the excerpt:

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.