Former FranklinCovey CEO Shares His Most Memorable Choir Experience
Former FranklinCovey CEO Jon Rowberry currently serves as an assistant to the President of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. A short Q&A with Rowberry was recently published by Marriott Alumni Magazine, a publication of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University that showcases innovative business research, provides lifelong learning opportunities, and highlights alumni achievements.
Among other topics, Rowberry, who joined the Choir as a bass in 2001, discusses his most memorable Choir experience:
I think our most memorable experience was the dedication of the Nauvoo temple. Both my wife and I had direct ancestors in Nauvoo—my great-great-grandfather Jon Rowberry and her great-great-grandfather Ezra Taft Benson—so being back there was probably the most powerful experience we had in the choir. But it’s only inches ahead of a lot of others. There are some jobs where people say it’s almost a crime to be paid to do it. Well, this is a calling where it’s almost unfair. It’s a lot of work, but the plusses that come with it make it one of the best callings you’ll ever have. You get much more out of it than you put in.