Saturday, September 6, 2008

Going from Good to Great...

Good to Great, by Jim Collins
"Look, I don't really know where we should take this bus. But I know this much: If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus, then we'll figure out how to take it someplace great." (pg.41)

-David Maxwell, CEO of Fannie Mae

"When you turn over rocks & look at all the squiggly things underneath, you can either put the rock down, or you can say, 'My job is to turn over rocks & look at the squiggly things,' even if what you can see can scare the hell out of you." (pg. 72)

-Pitney Bowes Executive, Fred Purdue

"There is nothing wrong with pursuing a vision for greatness. After all, the good-to-great companies also set out to create greatness. But, unlike the comparison companies, the good-to-great companies continually refined the path to greatness with the brutal facts of reality." (pg. 71)

"Leading from good-to-great does not mean coming up with the answers and then motivating everyone to follow your messianic vision. It means having the humility to grasp the fact that you do not understand enough to have the answers and then to ask the questions that will lead to the best possible insights." (pg. 75)

Make Miracles Happen

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