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.
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