Tag: Great by Choice

5 Big Ideas: Powering Your Business

Your team is probably fired up about grabbing more market share this year. But if you want to achieve that goal, it’s time to look at your operation through a fresh lens. There are some great ideas brewing in the global community that will help you outdistance your competitors. One of the most important business…

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Your Return on Luck: The Key Strategic Insight

Hunkering down in year-end strategic planning sessions, you and your team are probably thinking hard about what’s next for the economy and how that will affect your business. Slow down. You should really be laser focused on maximizing what Jim Collins, in his book Great by Choice, calls your “return on luck” – what I…

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3 Things Great Leaders Never Do

Great leaders have a lot in common. I have been reading Great by Choice (Jim Collins), which discusses the personality traits common among the most successful CEOs in the country. Things like goal setting, creativity and healthy paranoia are highlighted. As a business coach and leadership trainer, I have worked with many successful CEOs. Based…

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A Business Consultant’s Take on Creativity and Success

Right now I am engrossed in Jim Collin’s newest book Great by Choice. As a business consultant and unapologetic fan of Jim’s work, I recommend that every business leader read this book. For those who are currently too buried in other must-read books (we’ve all been there), I’ll summarize some of my personal favorite takeaways…

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3 Behaviors that Help with Business Success

In Jim Collins’ newest stroke of literary genius, Great by Choice, he and his co-author Morten T. Hansen present the results of a research project that identified the characteristics that help businesses succeed in and all economic conditions. The result is a fascinating look at leadership styles and insightful conclusions that really can be applied…

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