November 10, 2006

News & Opinion: Stephen Covey Interview

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 9:12 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Stephen Covey. He was out supporting a new book he worked on called Everyday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life. This was a project he worked where he worked with David Hatch and Reader's Digest.

You might compare the book to Chicken Soup for the Soul. The richness of this book was drawn from 80 years worth of Reader's Digest material. There are stories from some people you know, but many more from those you don't

Stephen also makes the point there is a overarching philosophy for this book. He says there are three choices people make every day: choice to act, choice of purpose, choice of principles. The structure and material of the book support those ideas.

This is a short one and worth the listen. The last three minutes are my favorite.

mp3, 27:31, 18.90MB

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.