A few months ago I received my copy of Everyday Greatness. I began reading it right away, immediately drawn to its format which allowed me to pick a subject to learn about. The book is not a continuous read; it’s a Readers Digest format which is to say it’s a collection of short (sometimes very short) stories.
Each of the chapters are comprised of an introduction to the topic written by Covey, three demonstrative real-life stories (written by Readers Digest authors) that are often quite inspiring, a wrap-up & insights by Covey, and lastly quotes by other notable figures.
I found the book very enjoyable. As a teenager I frequently read articles in Readers Digest that my parents subscribed to so the format felt familiar to me. This book will be a good choice to leave out in the house for our kids to read or guests to pick-up during idle times. One can quickly get into and out of a topic or story. There’s not much commitment required with this book, which may be why I took so long to finish it and do this review. However, there is quality writing, strong stories, and powerful insights from a modern expert in leadership.