Good to great and the social sectors jim collins

Well structured when introducing the methods. A part of this is considering: Read the book first, but if you're in the social sector add this ASAP.

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Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to GreatJim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors.

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Nonetheless, Collins asserts that the qualities of leadership in good-to-great companies — personal humility and professional will — are the key in social organizations, even to a greater degree than business. Collins tells the story of Roger Briggs, science chair at a suburban Colorado sectlrs school who created a superb person department by retaining only exceptional teachers and letting good, competent teachers go.

The moment you think of yourself as great, your slide toward mediocrity will have already begun. Driven by a relentless curiosity, Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in Later, at dinner, we continued our debate, and I asked Weekley: Built to Last and Good to Great have become essential business reading.

Feb 13, Becks rated it really liked it. Without the right people, no organization can hope to survive, let alone thrive. A very short book — more like a really long blog post — aimed at people who loved "Good to Great" but are in the social sector and thus do not have profits by which to measure success. The great companies, in contrast, focused on getting and hanging on to the right people in the first place—those who are productively neurotic, those who are self-motivated and self-disciplined, those who wake up every day, compulsively driven to do the best they can because it is simply part of their DNA.

Collins has convinced me that there are identifiable characteristics separating businesses that have sustained greatness from those that have not.

Given low pay, minimal incentives, and obstacles that may prevent firing mediocre staff, he recommends utilizing early assessment mechanisms to determine who the self-motivated and self-disciplined or "great" goo are, and then hiring those individuals for key positions.

Review: Good to Great and the Social Sectors

Would you have been less likely to practice enlightened leadership, jlm put less energy into getting the right people on the bus, or been less demanding of results? Here, leaders must inspire by their ambition for the cause. Using information gathered from interviews with over social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows that his "Level 5 Leader" and other good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness. The pivot point in Good to Great is the Grreat Concept.

We will not have a great one.

Enter your HarperCollins account username and password. The need to find the right leaders in the nonprofit sector is amplified by two factors, said Collins: Want to Read saving…. Greatness, it turns out, goos largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. So, then, why would we want to import the practices of mediocrity into the social sectors? Scene of the Crime mystery fans.

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by James C. Collins

The first is Defining Great How do we calibrate success without business metrics? Although Collins hopes to see the matched sample method applied to social sector organizations, he provides no clues about how to do this. And it is precisely this legislative dynamic that makes Level 5 leadership particularly important to the social sectors. I touch on my thoughts on this monograph in my review of Good to Great, but basically I think it does an exceptional job of taking the already strong concepts in its parent book and applying them to the social sector.

And second, we rely sectots much more than money to keep this place going.

Good To Great And The Social Sectors - Jim Collins - E-book

But great leaders seem to come in many shapes and sizes. Download your e-book s from your bookshelf. People like to support winners. It is that combination of humility, defined as burning ambition, transferred into the cause, with the brutal, stoic will that marks the 5.

The point about business metrics comfortably comports with his argument that social sector organizations need to build a brand that is based on "tangible results and emotional share of heart.

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