Professionally he works as a storyteller and novelist. The stories shared in this book prove it. First Who, Then What Instead of setting a grand vision and strategy, then rallying people behind them, good-to-great companies got the right people onboard, then figured out which direction to take. If you can't explain it, blame it on leadership. There was no launch event, no tag line, no programmatic feel whatsoever. Highly boring, this self-back patting is, I feel. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.
In short, Collins explains that hedgehogs see only the essential and ignore the non-essential. These beliefs are rooted in the idea of extrinsic motivation - that people make decisions based on external rewards and punishments. However, who liked the narrator for A Song of Ice and Fire? Would you ever listen to anything by Instaread again? Can a company make the transition from good to great? It is the ultimate book summary; Available as a 80-page ebook and 115-minute audio book. Inappropriate The list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author. If so, what are the distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? AudioFile Interesting but Requires Revision if you can get past the list of 'great' company's that haven't done that great.
How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? It is an accumulation of many interlocking steps and factors that build on one another until a point of breakthrough is reached, much like how a flywheel picks up momentum turn by turn. Do check out the 4 basic practices recommended by Collins to achieve a climate of truth get our or here. It was quite repetitive and boasting about his attitude and those of the basketball players he's worked with. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Amidst the desolate landscape of fallen great companies, Jim Collins began to wonder: How do the mighty fall? Michael Jordans Trainer on How to Be Unstoppable - Tim Grover on Inside Quest This show was originally hosted by Tom Bileyu on Inside Quest. I'm a basketball fan so I found that quite interesting however some people may not enjoy it as much. The flywheel and the doom loop highlight some particular areas where I can improve as an individual 1 of 1 people found this review helpful Another Book. Preview: What does it take to make something - an activity, a work of art, a company - great? We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book.
If you focus on the what, then people focus on the direction the bus is going and it becomes harder to change direction later. It also eventually became the nominee and recipient of many leading awards, rewards and business recognition. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. I think the basic message of this book that the right type of simplicity is very hard but very worthwhile is still valid. Leaders who think of themselves as serving their employees like family can increase job satisfaction and engagement, which reduces stress and increases productivity because employees feel secure. On the other hand, they maintained an unwavering faith in the endgame, and a commitment to prevail as a great company despite the brutal facts.
This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic. This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations: personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Use them for development and progression rather than damage control. In Exactly What to Say, he delivers the tactics you need to get more of what you want. Do check out the details in our , or get here. It provides a proven roadmap that will launch you into becoming a great connector and influencer, and ultimately a person that your audience will value even more.
That being said, I totally agree with several high ranking votes, like , , , and for some non-author read ones and , so I've Liked this list so I can come back and find some recommendations for audiobooks for a few books I have marked to read. The Hedgehog Concept: Finding your three circles, to transcend the curse of competence. He is still rambling about research methods at the 30 minute mark. In Scaling Up, Harnish and his team share practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. What sets the successful companies apart from those that fail. Then together, you can define the vision. When faced with real situations, how can you be your best self and create best teams - while also being a best partner with customers and vendors, a best investment for your stakeholders, and a best citizen making a difference in the world?.
Sadly I wasted a credit on this book. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day - as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management - the executive. The good-to-great companies took about 4 years on average to crystalize their concepts. As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. Combine the culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship to get superior performance. The hardest part of going from good to great is when no one else has done what you are trying to do.
We came to call this duality the Stockdale Paradox. How do you upload and sell a book on audible when you have a bunch of errors that should have been professionally edited out? I think I would have enjoyed the book much more had I read it instead of listened to it. The sample is a bit misleading, because Collins is just getting warmed up in that. Cialdini's Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion examines the compliance methods by which marketers, salespeople, and others, such as cult leaders, pressure people into doing things they would not otherwise do. A few more pages in, and He Is Speaking Like A Triumphant Graduate Student Who Has Just.
In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. There is no new knowledge; just a different way to spin it. Succinct yet sympathetic, this guide will be a boon for those struggling with the inherent difficulties of leading a group. Move from good to great with these useful resources:. Technology accelerator Disciplined people, Disciplined thought Disciplined action In order to be a level 5.
How to Vote To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. The fact based findings and how simple it is to see how companies make the leap from Good to Great. How does this one compare? He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. The book is a non-fictional novel. Be rigorous but not ruthless about people Good-to-great companies exercise rigorousness in people-related decisions and in building a superior executive team.