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Editorial Reviews. Review. Five years ago, Jim Collins asked the question, "Can Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Business & Money. The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained. leadership books: Good to Great book Jim Collins (download book): free ebook dowloads. 1. Improve Your Management and Leadership.

Drawing upon cases from massive growth corporations like Amazon to small companies, nonprofits, hospitals, and even K12 schools, this work breaks new intellectual ground. It also gives practical guidance to help leaders crystalize the components in their specific flywheels—this is the key to harnessing the full power of the flywheel effect. This book discusses concepts like Level 5 Leadership; First Who, Then What first get the right people on the bus, then figure out where to drive it ; the Hedgehog Concept, and the Flywheel. Like Good to Great, Built to Last compares great companies to good ones during specific eras in history, asking, What systematically distinguishes the great from the average? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis, and infused with engaging stories, Jim and coauthor Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, fast-moving times. The findings in this book are contrarian, data driven, and uplifting. Every institution, no matter how great, is vulnerable to decline. Anyone can fall, and most eventually do. But decline, it turns out, is largely self-inflicted, and the path to recovery lies largely within our own hands. We are not imprisoned by our circumstances, our history, or even our staggering defeats along the way. As long as we never get entirely knocked out of the game, hope always remains.

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Choose one of the options in page 4 2. Why to Listen Audiobook are a road trip's best friend. It gives your mind something to do while your eyeballs focus on keeping the car on the road, and a downloaded file will not fritz out in the middle of nowhere, unlike radio stations. You can get audiobooks on tape or CD, but they're bulky and a bit of a pain to manage.

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If your car doesn't have an axillary audio jack or Bluetooth for plugging into your phone, you can get a mini FM adapter or a cassette tape adapter. Audiobooks are also great for joggers or bikers. Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't.

The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.

The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept Simplicity within the Three Circles : To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology.

The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. To find the keys to greatness, Collins's person research team at his management research firm read and coded 6, articles, generated more than 2, pages of interview transcripts and created megabytes of computer data in a five-year project.

They ask questions until a picture of reality and its implications emerges. The continued use of probing questions slowly brings the reality to the surface. This is the opposite of superstar leaders who assume they have all the answers and just need to make their team execute.

Engage in dialog and debate, not coercion.

Engage in a debate, have heated discussions, even agree to disagree, but great leaders never coerce people. Conduct autopsies without blame and use them to learn. Things can and will go wrong. Even great companies make mistakes.

Rather, they try to learn from them. Build red flag mechanisms. They build red flag mechanisms. These turn raw data into information that cannot be ignored. The benefits of confronting the brutal facts include: The organization becomes more resilient.

People become excited about the chance to take on a challenge that seems impossible. It can create duality. One the one hand people accept the brutal facts.

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On the other, they maintain the faith that the company will ultimately be successful. Even if it takes many years. It dampens charismatic leaders. The brutal reality is more important than how a leader thinks the market should behave. Leaders will be fact led rather than personality led. It keeps motivation high.

In summary, confronting the brutal facts means its fine to have an ambitious destination in mind, as long as you continually adapt your plan every day as new brutal facts emerge.

Stockdale was a prisoner of war for over seven years during which time he was tortured many times. When asked how he handled the uncertainty of his outcome he said essentially that he never doubted that he would survive.

Not only that, he never doubted that he would turn the experience into one of the defining experiences of his life. Christmas then came and went. And so did the following Christmas. And several more. And eventually, they gave up and died demoralized and of a broken heart.

So, as you can see the Stockdale Paradox is a philosophy of duality. It involves having the discipline to confront the brutal facts about your situation. But at the same time, it involves never losing faith that you will prevail in the end.

Business, and of course life, will inevitably throw lots of difficulties at us. But it is how we handle these difficulties that will have the biggest impact on the course of our lives and our business. A fox is a very clever creature. It sees the world in all its complexity and can pursue many goals at once. A hedgehog is a much more simple creature. Hedgehogs are not capable of seeing complexity.

All they see is a single goal and they execute to achieve that goal. Good to Great companies behave in a similar way to a hedgehog. So, how does your organization become more like a hedgehog and less like a fox? You can find your inner hedgehog at the intersection of these three questions: What do you feel most passionate about?

What can you be best in the world at? What drives your economic engine? What do you feel most passionate about? This is an important question because passion is hugely motivating.

They find what their employees are already passionate about and then look for projects aligned to those passions. This is about more than developing a great core competency.

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Note that this is about focusing on what you can be the best at, not what you want to be the best at. What is the one factor that creates money for your organization?


You think of the economic engine as being like the blood flowing through our bodies. If the company is working at the intersection of all three questions. Of passion.