Sunday, June 30, 2019

Checking in with Jim Collins again.....

Greatness is not a function of circumstance.  Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.

The good-to great companies paid scant attention to managing change, motivating people, or creating alignment.  Under the right conditions, the problems of commitment, alignment, motivation, and change largely melt away.

. . . the good-to-great transformation never happened in one fell swoop.  There was no single defining action, no grand program, no one killer innovation, no solitary lucky break, no miracle movement.  Rather, the process resembled relentlessly pushing a giant heavy flywheel in on direction, turn upon turn, building momentum until a point of breakthrough, and beyond.

-Jim Collins,  Good To Great:  Why Some Companies Make The Leap . . . and Others Don't

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