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on 17 July 2017
Good to great summarises the findings from extensive research into what makes certain high performing companies outperform their peers. The findings are both interesting and capable of being replicated by any company that wishes to improve performance.

This book is very concise and full of interesting case studies. It was one of the few occasions when I wished the book could have been a bit longer.

Well researched, well written, well done!

Here are some of the learnings I will be taking away from this book:
• All Good to great (“GTG”) companies had a Level 5 leader
• Level 5 leaders consistently exhibit humility, modesty and an ability to reign in their ego.
• Many companies are drawn towards outgoing egocentric leaders and this is often the wrong choice.
• Level 5 leaders are more interested in something larger and more lasting than their own career
• GTG leaders concentrate on hiring the right people before deciding on strategy
• Don’t compromise when hiring. If you’re not confident then keep looking
• When someone needs to leave the company act quickly
• Give your best people the best opportunities and not your biggest problems
• GTG management teams have rigorous debates and aren’t afraid to share their views. But when a decision is made they act as one
• GTG companies ensure information flows give management the right facts to manage the business effectively
• GTG companies foster a culture where employee’s views are heard and acted upon
• GTG companies review failures without negative consequences for the people involved
• Figuring out how to motivate people is a waste of time. If you hire the right people they will motivate themselves.
• Good to great companies did one thing exceptionally well and stuck to it (the hedgehog process)
• GTG companies developed their strategy from a deep understanding of what they could be world class at. This was not a goal or intention but an understanding of reality
• GTG companies typically focussed on one KPI e.g. profit per customer
• GTG companies were incredibly disciplined and did not waste time and money on unrelated activities and acquisitions
• GTG companies used technology as an accelerator of, not creator of, momentum
• Careful consideration should be given to whether a given technology fits with your hedgehog concept
• GTG companies often looked like an overnight success from the outside but in reality they were long in the making and a result of persistent action over a long period of time.
• Preserve core values and purpose while strategies and practices endlessly adapt with the changing world
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on 8 January 2017
Not a new book but very good. I learnt a great deal from the excellent research that Collins and his team carried out. If you read this book along with Accelerate by John Kotter and Leadership Plain and Simple by Steve Radcliffe I'm pretty sure that you could move mountains. Superb book.
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on 16 July 2017
What a great listen. Jim can be a little annoying in the ear occasionally but it's great to hear the author read his own work.
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on 20 March 2015
This was a great book to study for a clearer understanding of the relationship between human ambition and organizations. The rise and fall of of both based on individual personality and leadership styles
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on 22 April 2017
A book on management based on research, instead of someone's personal view on what should work. A great book!
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on 22 April 2014
A simple message, get the right people in your organisation, and then get them doing the right jobs for their skill set.
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on 21 April 2017
A great book. Helps one to makes progress in business. Definitely recommend
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on 29 March 2016
Stating the obvious in a clever way.
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on 11 May 2017
Loving it - clear points based on rigorous research. A game changer for businesses serious about making positive changes.
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on 1 July 2017
Excellent. Arrived fast. A+++. Would definitely buy from this seller again. Thank you.
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