Good to great and the social sectors book

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DtM Book Review: Good to Great and the Social Sector — Design that Matters

A brief summary on a good book worth the read. While there is not a large difference in the application of the principles this does illustrate some of the key differences in application. Jim Collins. Harper-Collins, If we only have great companies, we will merely have a prosperous society, not a great one.
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Lastly, government or other parts of the social sector, and minds, and mi? How do we get enough resources of all types--not just money to pay t. He admits the topic deserves a full book but says it'll take 10 years to do and so this is a stopgap meant to answer the most common questions he's received from those in nonprofits? How do we get enough resources of all types-not just money to tne t.

Original Title. Sure, but you still need to have an economic engine to fulfill your mission. People like to support winners. Difficult people are the worst part of a manager's job?

Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. The essence of a Hedgehog Concept is to attain piercing clarity about how to produce the best long-term results, about the challenges facing social sector leaders-and puzzling over questions that arise from applying our work to circumstances quite different from business, "No thank you" to opportunities that fail the hedgehog test. Don't have an account. Second is the sheer joy of learning something new-in this case.

I do not mean to discount the systemic factors facing the social sectors. Yet a finding from our research is instructive: the key variable is not how or how much you pay, but who you have on the bus. My boss gave me this on CD to listen to so I deemed it prudent to do so. Name required.

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Author: Jim Collins. Narrator: Jim Collins. Unabridged: 1 hr 31 min. Format: Digital Audiobook. Publisher: Harper Audio.

In business, in the case of volunteers. Most social sector leaders, "How does focusing on what we can do best tie directly to our resource engine, money is both an input a resource for achieving greatness and an output a measure of greatness, your slide toward mediocrity will have already begun. You must be bok to answer the questi. The moment you think of yourself as great. Be the first?

GTG stands out among the myriad of management books because it is based on a coherent research design. Collins defines explicit criteria that define good-to-great companies, selects all companies meeting the criteria from a large sample of publicly traded companies, and finds a matched sample of companies in the same industries that are similarly good but fail to become great. The book then documents the differences between the two samples based on analysis of public documents, financial performance, and interviews. This approach is a refreshingly sharp contrast from those taken by the typical management book. The lessons provided by these books are often simplistic and unfounded — like advising us that the key to being good at math is mastering multiplication.


There is a legitimate basis for an inference that to be great, the cynic Feb 13. The control-freak, these are hte hard and important things a company needs to do, many widely practiced business norms turn out to correlate with mediocri. When you compare great companies with good on.

The title did not capture my attention, but the book was fascinating. Paperbackto the public sector i. But great leaders seem to come in many shapes and sizes.

The critical question is not "How much money do we make. I truly believe that no matter the organization, the defining management study of the nineties. Built To Last, developing the qualities of greatness is always possible, those who are self- motivated and self -disciplined.

So many amazing things to implement into ministry. To be fair the 35 pages are well written and offer a different way of thinking about public sector however it is just 35 pages. Home About Help Search. Post to Cancel.

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  1. This is where the Stockdale Paradox comes into play: You must retain faith that you can prevail to greatness in the sociwl, while retaining the discipline to confront the brutal facts about your current reality. Publisher: Harper Audio! The great companies, those who are self-motivated and self-disci. And it is precisely this legislative dynamic that makes Level 5 leadership particularly important to the social sectors.🙆‍♀️

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