August 21, 2006

News & Opinion: Tom Rath/Vital Friends Interview

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:38 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

This interview is with Tom Rath, author Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without. This book is the culmination of 10 years of research by the Gallup Organization on the importance of friendship in the workplace.

This is a short interview relative to some of the other podcasts I have done, but cover a ton of great stuff. You'll heard Tom and I talk about how workplace friendships can improve business performance, how friendships can improve your health, and how different friends play different roles in our lives.

mp3, 23:28, 16.1MB

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.