Two Gems from David McCullough – Have a Really Big BHAG; then, Start Learning!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Last night, Morley Safer interviewed David McCullough on 60 Minutes. Great interview! Here’s McCullough’s Amazon page. He is a national treasure. Read and watch the 60 Minutes segment here). Here’s my favorite excerpt: David McCullough (Outside Carpenter’s Hall, where the Revolution was born in secret): Upstairs in the hall, there’s a library. The country’s very first [.]. Randy's blog entries

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A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

Curator Posts Holiday BHAG Built to Last CNN Collins Columbus Day Communication fritz goal setting Goals Heath Brothers holiday Integrity Porras standard Switch Wall Street Journal“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Christopher Columbus.

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12 Strategic Thinking Questions That Yield Big Results. The Bonus Question Is The Punch Line.

The Empowered Buisness

As you envision where you want your company to be in 10 years, what BHAGs (big hairy audacious goals) do you see your company achieving? In order to achieve your BHAGs, what innovative ideas and strategies did you have to come up with?

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A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

Curator Posts Early Files BHAG Built to Last CNN Collins Columbus Day Communication fritz goal setting Goals Heath Brothers holiday Integrity Porras standard Switch Wall Street Journal

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A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

Curator Posts BHAG Built to Last CNN Collins Columbus Day Communication fritz goal setting Goals Heath Brothers Integrity Porras Switch Wall Street Journal “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Christopher Columbus.

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "the doing-knowing gap" "the knowing-doing gap" "Vision without execution is hallucination" 4DX) Bob Sutton Chris McChesney Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster Jeff Pfeffer Jim Collins BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) Jim Huling Sean Covey The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals Thomas Edison WIGs

The Three Laws of Performance: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "taking on some deep work - the kind of work that needs to be done for us to be leaders in our lives A 21st century version of Plato's Allegory of the Cave Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) Built to Last Dave Logan how Three Laws of Performance can help to complete a natural shift "from disengaged to proactive Jerry Porras Jim Collins Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint Steve Zaffron The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life Warren Bennis

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The Lean Startup: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Eric Ries Crown Business (2011) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” ” Peter Drucker I selected this observation by Drucker (1963) because it continues to suggest caution when deciding [.].

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The 10X Rule: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) Built to Last David J. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Grant Cardone John Wiley & Sons (2011) How to increase sustainable fulfillment of human potentialities, one’s own as well as those of others Many years ago, I read a book written by David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big, that helped me to widen [.].

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Mavericks at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win William C. Taylor and Polly G. Labarre Harper Paperbacks (2008) How an organization can prosper in a “hypercompetitive marketplace” As William C. Taylor and Polly LaBarre explain in this book, Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-70) was a wealthy land speculator in southwest Texas who cared [.].

Ten Steps Ahead: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Albert Einstein Andy Hertzfeld “Vision without execution is hallucination” BHAG (i.e. Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us Erik Calonius Portfolio/Penguin Group (2011) Dreamers think about it…visionaries see it and then make it happen, at whatever cost The material in Ten Steps Ahead is based on what Erik Calonius learned during his research (including interviews of various business visionaries) from [.].

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Stretch Goals: Do’s & Don’ts

First Friday Book Synopsis

In Built to Last, Jim Collins and Jerry Porras urge business leaders to set what they characterize as BHAGs: Big Hairy Audacious Goals. ” A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst [.]. That is, an “audacious 10-to-30-year goal to progress toward an envisioned future.” Bob's blog entries Beyond Performance Measure Harvard Review Press Jeremy Hope Steve Player Stretch Goals: Do's and Don'ts When

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Dream Adjusters: Why Company Leaders Also Have To Be Chief Calibration Officers

Terry Starbucker

I’ve experienced that plenty of times in my career, at one moment preaching about a “BHAG” – the Big, Hairy Audacious Goal – and just a few moments later drilling down and coming to terms on a missed quarterly target) . When is a dream too big?

10 Questions Every Leader Must Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees? Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus? Are my values driving the behavior I want in my organization? Am I creating a culture that increases employee engagement?

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Helping People Win At Work

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Must-Ask Questions For Business Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Must-Ask Questions For Every Business Leader

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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The 10 Questions Every Leader Must Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Questions All Leaders Must Ask Themselves

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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Ten Essential Questions Business Leaders Must Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Important Leadership Questions

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Questions Every Leader Should Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Questions Leaders Should Ask Themselves

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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Ten Important Questions Every Leader Should Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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10 Questions Every Leader Should Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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What To Do To Help People Win At Work

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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How To Help People Win At Work

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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7 Leadership Questions That Will Move Your Needle in 2016

The Empowered Buisness

QUESTION 1: What is your BHAG? BHAG stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal , a concept introduced by Jim Collins in his book, “Built to Last.” The best definition that I seen is that a BHAG is a statement of strategic intent. While asking yourself the question … What is our BHAG? …

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Ten Important Questions Business Leaders Should Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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9 Awesome Things You Can Learn From Drinking Coffee With Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

The Need of the BHAG – Speaking of millions, entrepreneurs nurture the BHAG – the big hairy audacious goal – like a mother hen looking after her chicks.

The 10 Questions Leaders Should Ask

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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Ten Important Questions For Business Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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How To Win At Work. Ten Important Questions

Eric Jacobson

Do I have a BHAG (big hairy audacious goal), and have I communicated it to my employees?

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12 Ways Leaders Can Build a Winning Culture

Terry Starbucker

Set the “BHAG” – Teammates want to be a part of something bigger then just “profit”, find a “big, hairy, audacious goal” and run for it.

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9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

Tanveer Naseer

How much more motivating are BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals)? The following is a guest piece by Larry Sternberg. Fuelling top performance is the goal for most leaders and managers.

Going Wonka: 5 Steps To Building An Effective (and World Changing) Idea Factory

Terry Starbucker

I’ve written that the “secret of life” is never growing up, and indeed, that child’s sense of wonder is an element of idea generation that just HAS to be there if an organization is going to swing for the fences with big changes, or to go after those “BHAGs” (big, hairy and audacious goals).

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15 Steps To Great Leadership (The More Human Way)

Terry Starbucker

1) Set the “BHAG” – Teammates want to be a part of something bigger then just “profit”; find a “big, hairy, audacious goal” and run for it. Frank sat back, shook his head, and looked me straight in the eyes. “How did you do this?

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Creating harmony – a teamwork lesson from a cappella groups

Aspire-CS

Masterful a cappella groups spend a lot of time defining their vision: the BHAG’s they see themselves achieving in the future. . Driving along the highway with the radio tuned to the Here & Now show, I was just “sort of” listening. But then….Deke Deke Sharon (producer for The Sing Off and both Pitch Perfect movies) came on to be interviewed about the resurgence of interest in a cappella music. I pumped my fist and shouted YEAH!

3 Ways to Create Meaningful Goals to Increase Engagement and Trust

Lead Change Blog

I have had some BHAG (big hairy audacious goals) personally and professionally—for both myself and others—in my life. Mom told us breakfast was the most important meal of the day.

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What’s Your Battle Cry?

Joseph Lalonde

Jim Collins coined the acronym BHAG for Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals. T hroughout history, the battle cry has been used to rally troops to come together and defeat a great enemy. The same goes for battle cries in cinema and modern story telling. The leader pulls it together, gives out a shout, and him and his team give the opposing forces a run for their money. Image by Andrew Gould. The battle cry has been a powerful force.

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Right information, right time

Jason Womack

To begin with, think about something a bit smaller than "change the world," or "reform education," or some other BHAG - Big Hair Audacious Goal. It seems from time to time that just the right information comes in and just at the right time.

7 Elements of a Compelling Leadership Vision for Change

Great Leadership By Dan

The best visions are BHAGs – big, hairy, audacious goals. This post was recently published at Smartblog on Leadership : Leading change starts with a compelling leadership vision for change. According to leadership expert John Kotter , a lack of leadership vision is one of the most common reasons why transformational change efforts fail. A leadership vision isn’t just for large, CEO led, company-wide transformational changes.

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Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

The intersection of these three circles is your BHAG, or big hairy audacious goal, The BAHG forms the basis for your company’s great opportunity.

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