Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins

Lead Change Blog

Guest Post by Jess Millis There are quite a few rules and tips that Jim Collins has churned out in his time, and where there may be students essay writing on them all right now, here is a short article on just a few of them. Leadership Development Actions Character Leadership ThinDifferenc

Time For Our Annual Leadership Ego Calibration

Terry Starbucker

Jim Collins, going Jim Collins (photo by OK, it’s time to “ go Jim Collins ” on us. Because it’s so important for great more human leadership. And what’s this “ go Jim Collins ” all about? Level 5” leadership.

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3 Studies Prove Servant Leadership Good for Business

Modern Servant Leader

Opponents of servant leadership argue that the concept sounds good, but it just does not work in business. “Show me one study,” they say, “that proves Servant Leadership works for business.” Here are three studies that prove Servant Leadership is good for business: Good Company Index. In the book “ Good Company “, an extensive study culminating in the “ Good Company Index “, reveals how organizations that are: 1.

The Signs Of Provocative Leadership

Lead Change Blog

It was an amusing game at a leadership retreat, especially after a few adult beverages. The instructions were simply describe leadership as a highway sign and tell why. What should be the nature and practice of leadership in order for it to be effectively practiced?

7 Leadership Questions That Will Move Your Needle in 2016

The Empowered Buisness

7 Leadership Questions That Will Move The Needle in 2016. BHAG stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goal , a concept introduced by Jim Collins in his book, “Built to Last.” It is one of the characteristics that distinguishes great companies from mediocre ones.


Executive Leadership: One Temptation Most Successful Executives Resist

Let's Grow Leaders

In a recent conversation, “Mary” a senior leader at a Fortune 15 company shared the moment she “Got it.” Yes, it starts with what Jim Collins calls “ Getting the right people on the bus.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2015

Leading Blog

Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. Return on Character : The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win by Fred Kiel. A Higher Standard : Leadership Strategies from America''s First Female Four-Star General by Ann Dunwoody with Tomago Collins. Build your leadership library with these specials on over 100 titles. Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszlo Bock.

Why Your Good Leadership Isn’t Great.

Rich Gee Group

An incredible book by Jim Collins — relates how certain companies overcame their obstacles and pushed themselves from being just good companies to the stars of their industry. How can you make the leadership leap with your team and go from just being a good leader (and that isn’t bad) to a great leader? What techniques do you use to get your teams to efficiently execute company strategy? The post Why Your Good Leadership Isn’t Great.

Great by Choice: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Companies Thrive Despite Them All Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Harper Business/A HarperCollins Imprint (2011)Additional and even more valuable revelations about “the principles that distinguish great organizations from good ones” For as long as I can remember, Jim Collins has been a research-driven business [.].

What Makes A Great Company Per Jim Collins

Eric Jacobson

magazine’s June 2012 issue featured a compelling article about author and leadership expert Jim Collins , who has studied leadership for 25 years and penned four best-selling books. Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Jim Collins Great Companies

25 Top Companies for Developing Leaders

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of these companies go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to grooming talent from within. billion Employees: 426,751 Fact: IBM sends leadership SWAT [.]. The list was featured by CNNMoney online. Here are the first five. To read the complete article, please click here. IBM HQ: Armonk, N.Y. Revenue: $99.9

The Top 20 Leadership Books For A New Manager

Eric Jacobson

A couple years ago, I posted the question “ What’s The First Leadership Book You Would Give To A New Manager ?” within the discussion forum for the LinkedIn group Linked 2 Leadership. Blanchard The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John C.

Loosening the Reins: Why It’s Important To Pass the Leadership Torch

Terry Starbucker

I’d been at my leadership role for 6 years. Our quest needed to stay fresh, vibrant, and exuberant, and the best way to do that was through the words and actions of a new generation of leadership. The source of going “Jim Collins” (and a great book).

Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

W E HAVE more recorded information about leadership now than at any other time in history. It’s time to rediscover true leadership—to rethink our fundamental assumptions. Leadership matters now more than ever. From Values to Action : The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Great by Choice : Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen. Related Interest: Best Leadership Books of 2010.

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Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

Harvard Business Review

I've just finished reading Jim Collins' latest book, Great By Choice (which he co-authored with Morten Hansen). Collins is a smart observer and a gifted writer. It's hard to put down a Collins book feeling anything but.well, inspired. Collins has a knack for asking good questions. In a series of books starting with Built to Last , Collins has addressed every manager's ultimate anxiety: performance. There is one incredibly quiet dog in Collins' work: strategy.

17 Leadership Role Models Who Get Results That Last

Let's Grow Leaders

Who is your favorite leadership role model? Thought Leaders Share Their Favorite Leadership Role Models. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership suggests A. His career is marked by consistently helping individuals and teams and his company do better.

Choose The Right Bus

Joseph Lalonde

Y ou’ve probably heard of Jim Collins and his book Good To Great. Company A offers great health benefits. Company B is willing to give you more time off of work. Company C wants to give you autonomy. Leadership change buses Jim Collins right place right spot

Great by Choice: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Companies Thrive Despite Them All Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Harper Business/A HarperCollins Imprint (2011) Additional and even more valuable revelations about “the principles that distinguish great organizations from good ones” For as long as I can remember, Jim Collins has been a research-driven [.].

Why Your Good Leadership Isn't Great.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Why Your Good Leadership Isn’t Great. Do you have any other areas that are critical to building GREAT leadership skills?

12 Books that Shaped My Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

It’s been a huge part of my leadership education. Several years later I finally landed my first job in leadership development. One of the things I’ve learned over the years is everyone has leadership development opportunities. Good to Great by Jim Collins.

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Jim Collins On What Makes A Great Company

Eric Jacobson

magazine’s June 2012 issue features a compelling article about author and leadership expert Jim Collins , who has studied leadership for 25 years and penned four best-selling books. Two of the most powerful takeaways from the article for me are Collin’s definition of a great company : “To be great, a company has to make a distinctive impact. Hiring Management Human Resources General Management Skills Jim Collins Leadership Skills

Good To Great Remains A Top Read For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Near the top of virtually every list you''ll see of the best leadership books, you''ll find Good To Great , by Jim Collins. The book, five years in the making, and published in 2001, addresses the all-important question of: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how?

Peter Sims: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Previously, he was the co-author with Bill George of True North, the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling book, and he worked in venture capital with Summit Partners, a leading investment company, including as part of the team that established the [.]. Bob's blog entries Abraham Lincoln authentic leadership “a mental state of flow” “failing forward” “the illusion of rationality” “Vision without execution is hallucination” Bill George Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard.

Leadership blindspots: when confidence becomes arrogance

Roundtable Talk

In Jim Collin’s business classic Good to Great , his team of researchers came up with a key quality that separated CEO’s of the “great&# companies, from those who ran the “good&# companies.

Right Bus, Right People, Right Seats? Why Your Organization and Team are Still Unproductive.

Create Learning

The people I am working with often quote Jim Collins Good-to-Great : “…leaders of companies that go from good to great start not with “where” but with “who.” In other words: Like Collins in Good-to-Great, getting the right people on the bus in the right seat is important.

Kristi Hedges: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kristi Hedges is a leadership coach, speaker and author. Her workshops and leadership coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams of all [.]. In her 20-year career working with leaders to help them communicate more effectively she’s encountered every personality type imaginable, yet remains more than a little passionate that anyone can learn presence.

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What Companies Can Learn from Military Teams

Harvard Business Review

The book is co-authored by his colleagues Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell.). When you take on a new leadership role, what do you do the first day to try to jump-start trust and team-building? I find leadership in the commercial world is extraordinarily similar.

Re-Imagining New Leadership Possibilities in 2014:

The Empowered Buisness

7 Secrets to Creating a Vision That Pulls Your Company Forward. Most business leaders are preparing for an executive off-site to define their company’s future direction for the new year. Why Most Company Visions Get an “F”: The Big 3. The company?

Love and Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

David asked Becky, “How come no one ever talks about love as a leadership competency?&# While l ove and leadership are certainly two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, I can assure you that rarely does great leadership exist without love being present and practiced.

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Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

However in reflecting upon my presentations and client engagements, I’ve noticed that it’s not an infrequent occurrence to find that even the most savvy executives misconstrue certain basic leadership ideas. Can you recognize the leadership styles of others?

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The Top 20 Leadership Books: What To Give First To A New Manager

Eric Jacobson

Eighteen months ago, I posted the question “ What’s The First Leadership Book You Would Give To a New Manager ?” within the discussion forum for the LinkedIn group Linked 2 Leadership. Covey Leadership and Self-Deception – Arbinger Institute The One Minute Manager – Kenneth H.

12 Reads for 2012


Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen. Jim Collins much anticipated new release. Collins’ research methods may be criticized by academic scholars, but his insights give engaging analysis into how companies succeed in tough times. The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The single must-read book on leadership. LeaderLab amabile books Burkus cialdini collins hansen harford lists owens pink rummelt sutton

Collin Powell's 13 Rules of Leadership


Here is Collin Powell’s 13 Rules of Leadership. Gary Cohen grew the company from two people to 2,200 employees Currently, he is Managing Partner of CO2 Partners, LCC, operating as an executive coach and consultant.

Rethinking Good To Great

N2Growth Blog

I’ve had issues with some of the concepts contained in Jim Collins book Good To Great since it was first released. The Study Itself : The study in and of itself has a bias in that Jim’s research staff focused their efforts on 22 Fortune 500 Companies.

What Bad Leaders Can Do To An Organization

Joseph Lalonde

J im Collins in his book Good to Great shares that we need to get the right people in the right seats on the right bus. Especially for those of us in leadership. There’s a huge responsibility that comes upon us as we accept the mantle of leadership.

Weekly Round-Up: Building a Business That Lasts, Being Happy at Work Matters & 3 Ways to Build a Great Company Culture


Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. This week you’ll see articles on building emotional competencies in leadership, how to clear the fog in order to have front-line leaders make great decisions and building a business that lasts.

Vote for the World’s Top Leadership Gurus

The Practical Leader

Last spring I was pleasantly surprised to be included in the World’s Top 30 Leadership Gurus for 2011. Who’s your favorite leadership guru? You can read more about this at Top 30 World’s Leadership Gurus: I am Honored to be in Such Company.

065: Influence 3.0: Upgrade from Leadership to Impact

Engaging Leader

Upgrade from Leadership to Impact appeared first on Engaging Leader. Also, information was no longer the domain of the corporate brass; everyone in the company could find out what they needed to know. Leadership Influence 3.0: Team leadership

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Finding a Piece That Fits

First Friday Book Synopsis

It is a platform for bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. Lafley Alcoa Built to Last Finding a Piece That Fits Frontiers of Management Good-to-Great Google Graduate University Jim Collins Motorola Mobility Nobuhiro Iijima Patrick Pichette Paul H. Drucker: the father of modern management Procter & Gamble The McKinsey Quarterly Yamazaki Baking Company.

Why Leaders Should Always Take The Blame (And Never The Credit)

Terry Starbucker

I love leadership lessons that are backed by facts and history. And there’s one immutable that has influenced me, and how I practice leadership, more than any other lesson I have ever received- and after 40 years of studying leadership, that’s saying something. Leadership