l really appreciate how he reinforced the thing I struggle with the most is how to stay on a path were I see greatness can be achieved long term and not always bend to the need for instance results that are flashy but not sustainable
Practical and useful leadership themes for diverse audiences. Great information for non-business types, showing the importance of the individual's character, leadership through humility, getting the right people together and other well thought leadership topics.
I can appreciate the hundreds of research hours that went into this book, but Collins' bombastic and irritating writing and narration makes this book a chore to get through. Every now and then, there's a key idea that makes the sound of Collins' voice worth it.
Unsouthern belle :)
Based on the cover & preview, I was excited to purchase. Highly disappointed. I do not recommend. There is no guide or suggested development plan for those interested in implementing good to great. Content primarily discusses all the companies that were good and how some became great and some didn't. Lame.
Jim did wonderful in drawing me into the book and it made me part of the story in that I looked at myself as an employee in a company and can I be part of the Good to Great process at least in what I do.
I constantly thought about how I could use this to help our customers in becoming great in the realm of what I do for them.
The culture part was very important and I believe is what everyone looks for in what they do.
During the reading I kept thinking of how workers feel when they are on the right bus and in the right seat.
The bus parable keeps running throughout the book.
The companies analyzed are companies I grew up knowing. It was good to learn about the Good to great companies but also nice was the comparable companies and where and if they are still doing business and how they lost the vision.
Though it's not a rah rah book to motivate to make more money it is a motivator to understand how employees, management, and owners can create a culture where core values are intertwined in the daily workings.
As in my title of the summary
I will re read this again
This was an extraordinary research project. Good data, great interpretation and applications. Brilliant concept; good is the enemy of great.
I loved driving to work everyday and being so inspired by Jim Collins that I tried to apply what I learned. 1 year ago, I probably wasn't ready for this message, but now has been the perfect time for me to absorb and use this amazing information.