Just read this: Jim Collins – Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit (Session 3)

from Big Is The New Small http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2012/08/10/jim-collins-willow-creek-association-global-leadership-summit-session-3/

Session 3 – Great By Choice

Bio: Nationally Acclaimed Business Thinker and Author

  • Relentlessly curious student of enduring great companies, he is the author of the leadership classics Built to Last and Good to Great.
  • Groundbreaking researcher and founder of his own management research lab in Boulder, Colorado
  • Former faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Relentlessly curious student of enduring great companies, he is the author of the leadership classics Built to Last and Good to Great
  • His newest release, Great by Choice, answers the penetrating question, Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not?

Session 3 Snippets from Jim Collins. Jim had tons of information, I had to simply digest as many nuggets as possible.

  • The key is to see luck as a specific event that you didn’t cause, potential for significant consequence and it’s a surprise
  • Creativity is natural – discipline is not. The rare skill is marrying the 2 where it amplifies creativity.
  • The marriage of creativity and discipline is key to leadership success.
  • The greatest danger is not failure, the greatest danger is to be successful and not realize why.
  • Collins speaking about Bill Gates and 1st PC… Thousands could have, but he did.
  • Life is time with people and the people that you love.
  • 3 Tests of A Great Organization:
  •      #1. Superior performance relative to your vision.
  •     #2. Answer the question – Who would miss us if we disappeared?
  •    #3. Achieve lasting results.
  • Your organization isn’t great if it can’t be great without you.

Jim shared lots of great information and if you have not read his books, I encourage you to get all of them.

What do you think about these snippets? Share your thoughts on any of Jim’s Books. 

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Jim Collins – Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit (Session 3) is a post from: Big Is The New Small

from Big Is The New Small http://www.bigisthenewsmall.com/2012/08/10/jim-collins-willow-creek-association-global-leadership-summit-session-3/

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