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Good To Great And The Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great Kindle Edition
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Building upon the concepts introduced in Good to Great, Jim Collins answers the most commonly asked questions raised by his readers in the social sectors. Using information gathered from interviews with over 100 social sector leaders, Jim Collins shows that his "Level 5 Leader" and other good-to-great principles can help social sector organizations make the leap to greatness.
About the Author
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of what makes great companies tick, and a Socratic advisor to leaders in the business and social sectors. Having invested more than a quarter-century in rigorous research, he has authored or coauthored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide. They include Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, and Great by Choice.
Driven by a relentless curiosity, Jim began his research and teaching career on the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. In 1995, he founded a management laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.
In addition to his work in the business sector, Jim has a passion for learning and teaching in the social sectors, including education, healthcare, government, faith-based organizations, social ventures, and cause-driven nonprofits.
In 2012 and 2013, he had the honor to serve a two-year appointment as the Class of 1951 Chair for the Study of Leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 2017, Forbes selected Jim as one of the 100 Greatest Living Business Minds.
Jim has been an avid rock climber for more than forty years and has completed single-day ascents of El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite Valley.
Learn more about Jim and his concepts at his website, where you’ll find articles, videos, and useful tools. jimcollins.com--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B0058DRTGC
- Publisher : Harper Business; 1st edition (September 27, 2011)
- Publication date : September 27, 2011
- Language : English
- File size : 4192 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 50 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #89,880 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #14 in 90-Minute Business & Money Short Reads
- #31 in Business Systems & Planning
- #55 in Business Teams
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Jim Collin’s writing is at once entertaining and clear. Even a junior high schooler could pick up his this piece and follow his logical and fluid wiring. His natural language and purposeful strut drew me in from the first page. Even though this was an accompanying monologue to Good to Great, he quickly ‘caught me up’ to the concepts presented in the book, relating them directly to the plight of the social sector. I was stunned by the clear comparisons in thinking that he drew between successful social sector institutions and businesses. In five very clear sections, Collins addresses separate issues that social sector leaders must address to form a successful social sector institution. They are as follows:
1. “Defining “Great,”—Calibrating Success Without Business Metrics,”
2. “Level 5 Leadership—Getting Things Done within a Diffuse Power Structure”
3. “First Who—Getting The Right People On The Bus, Within Social Sector Constraints.”
4. “The Hedgehog Concept—Rethinking the Economic Engine without a Profit Motive”
5. “Turning the Flywheel—Building Momentum by Building the Brand”
Each section’s issue addresses very important questions. For the social sectors, the first answers how greatness can be defined and pursued, the second helps show what extremely adept and effective leaders look like, the third helps show how to hire the right people, the fourth focuses on both on sustaining longevity and consistency, and the fifth talks about how to build momentum and create a bigger impact within the communities touched by a ‘social sector.’ In each issue, Collins uses real-world examples of great leaders and the decisions they made to steer their organizations towards greatness. From Tom Morris of the Cleveland Orchestra to William Bratton of the NYPD, a variety of examples edify Collins’ concepts. Combined with graphs and empirical data, his narrative walks the reader through the various hurtles faced by social sectors and businesses alike, and shows how a social sector responds to prevail and achieve greatness, from day one. Readers of this book will learn how to lead (and when not to,) how to measure success, how to recruit, how to find corporate purpose, how to rethink resources, and how to overcome crises.
I think that calling this book ‘a manual solely for social sector leaders’ would not do its utility or its masterful breadth of coverage justice, even for its 31 page length. Collins eloquently nails ideas usually learned over years of trial-and-error. The monograph is testament to the genius of Collins and Good to Great, and the practical wisdom provided inside is more than worth its time. Jim Collins has provided the missing link for many who seek to venture into nonprofit careers or business. I would recommend this book to students and professionals alike, for the skills presented in this monologue. This book, in short, teaches you how to lead a team of people towards making an impact in a way that ethically utilizes resources and personnel, and sustain performance towards a state of accomplishment aforementioned as ‘great.’ I would highly recommend this book to you if you plan to run or organize a nonprofit.
The booklet is only 35 pages long, and, as he says in the intro, was originally intended to be an additional chapter in GTG. It fit that format, clearly drawing on the principles of GTG, while specifically identifying some of the unique factors in the social sector that call for adjustments to the principles (such as “economic engine” becoming “resource engine.”
If you have not read Good To Great, you may not be able to simply pick up this monograph and easily follow along. As noted, it was meant to be an additional chapter to the book. So while there is some overview of the Good to Great principles given, the writing clearly expects you to be familiar with the content of the full book.
And though I appreciate the attention Collins gives to the social sector (something few business experts do), he also indicated he may not be quite as engaged in this field. At one point he states his team was not very motivated to do research into the social sector in the same way they did in their business analytics, and later states further research may reveal differing conclusions, indicating theirs was not very extensive.
However, if you have read Good To Great and work within the social or nonprofit world, I recommend the book. The content will spark thought and the final section on building pockets of greatness is worth the price alone. As the thesis for the monograph states, it’s not about a language/culture of for-profit and nonprofit, but of greatness, and that can be done in any field or sector.
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This book summarises the Jim Collins theory and leaves out most of the research details and stories that are included in "Good to Great".
The book is an easy read.
I recommend it for people involved in business or the social sector.