Good to Great Summary: Jim Collins

Good to Great Summary provides a free book summary, key takeaways, review, top quotes, author biography and other key points of Jim Collins’ famous book on management. Jim Collins describes why some companies become Great from Good. He also explains why others don’t.

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10 ways to make your direct reports more efficient

Most managers are in their roles because they are high performers with high standards. They’ve likely never been coached for low performance or inefficiency, so that makes it doubly difficult when they encounter the situation in their direct reports.

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Say These 7 Words When Employees Bring You Their Problems

Imagine that one of your employees walks into your office and says “Boss, we’ve got a huge problem with the ACME account; they’re angry and I think we might lose their business!” This is one of those situations that rightly spikes a leader’s blood pressure. But as much as the wrong response risks losing the ACME account, the wrong response also risks ruining the effectiveness, accountability and future growth of your employee. So, in responding to the problem our employee just brought us, we’ve got a few different options, from worst to best.

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Does Your Workplace Fuel Courage Or Fear? 6 Ways To Create Psychological Safety

If you’ve ever had a boss who was more worried about protecting their position and avoiding all risk than in supporting new ideas or forging new ground, you’ll know how demoralizing it can be.

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6 Income Generating Activities That Are a Good Use of Your Time

Do you want to know the number one secret to good time management skills? It’s focusing your time on income producing activities. The problem is most people don’t know what those are!

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Three Tips To Help Engineers Be More Customer-Centric

Modern companies often strive to be more customer-centric. The more aware you are of customer needs and the more empathy you have toward their motivations, the easier it is to build a great product.

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