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Book by Jim Collins
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Good is the enemy of great. Why is that true?
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Abbott (3.98) Circuit City (18.5) Fannie Mae (7.56) Gillette (7.39) Kimberly-Clark (3.42) Kroger (4.17) Nucor (5.16) Philip Morris (7.06) Pitney Bowes (7.16) Walgreens (7.34) Wells Fargo (3.99) Upjohn Upjohn Silo Silo Great Western Great Western Warner-Lambert Warner-Lambert Scott Paper Scott Paper A&P A&P Bethlehem Steel Bethlehem Steel R.J. Reynolds R.J. Reynolds Addressograph Addressograph Eckerd Eckerd Bank of America Bank of America Unsustained: Burroughs, Chrysler, Harris, Hasbro, Rubbermaid, Teledyne
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Humility + Will = Level 5 leadership Modest, willful, humble, fearless Ego-driven, genius-types, may produce short-term  positive results, but cannot sustain results 1=highly capable; 2= contributing team member,  3= competent manager, 4= effective leader,  5=executive that builds enduring greatness thru  personal humility & professional  #1
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Professional Will Creates superb results, a clear  catalyst in the transition from  good to great Demonstrates an unwavering  resolve to do whatever must be  done to produce the best long- term results, no matter how  difficult Sets the standard of building an  enduring great company; will  settle for nothing less Looks in the mirror, not out the  window, to apportion  responsibility for poor results,  never blaming other people,  external factors, or bad luck Personal Humility Personal Humility Demonstrates a compelling Demonstrates a compelling modesty, shunning public modesty, shunning public adulation; never boastful adulation; never boastful Acts with quiet, calm Acts with quiet, calm determination; relies principally determination; relies principally on inspired standards, not on inspired standards, not inspiring charisma to motivate inspiring charisma to motivate Channels ambition into the Channels ambition into the company, not the self; sets up company, not the self; sets up successors for even greater successors for even greater success in the next generation success in the next generation Looks out the window, not in Looks out the window, not in the mirror, to apportion credit the mirror, to apportion credit for the success of the for the success of the company—to other people, company—to other people, external factors, and good luck external factors, and good luck #1
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There are going to be times when we can’t wait for  somebody. Now, you’re either on the bus or off  the bus.  (Ken Kesey,  The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test) What did the 11 successful companies find out? You don’t first figure out where to drive the bus  and then get people to take it there.  No, first get the right people on the bus (and the  wrong people off) and  then  figure out where to  take the bus.
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