Contrasting modes of succession planning adopted by leaders

There is a big difference between Great & Iconic Leaders(Level 5 Leaders) and Terrific Leaders(Level 4 Leaders) when it comes to Succession Planning as mentioned by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great.. Whereas Level 5 Leaders set up their successors for EVEN GREATER SUCCESS in the next generation , EGOCENTRIC LEVEL 4 leadersContinue reading “Contrasting modes of succession planning adopted by leaders”

Level 5 Leaders embody this paradoxical mix

Level 5 Leaders are iconic leaders who have taken their organizations from Good to Great as mentioned by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great. These are leaders who embody a paradoxical mix of Personal Humility and Professional Will. They are ambitious for sure but ambitious first and foremost for the company and notContinue reading “Level 5 Leaders embody this paradoxical mix”

Getting to the Hedgehog Concept is an iterative process

A council is a body of of wise men is elected by a Level 5 leader to zero in on the Hedgehog Concept that is best fit for an organization.. Listed below are the steps that are part of an iterative process which eventually helps shape the best suited Hedgehog concept for an organization.. AskContinue reading “Getting to the Hedgehog Concept is an iterative process”

The need of Permission Marketing in a hyper-mediated world

Adopted from the following great marketing quote of Seth Godin.. “As new forms of media develop and clutter becomes ever more intense, it’s the asset of permission that will generate profits for marketers.”

This quote differentiates “Leading” from “Being a Leader”

Adopted from the following Simon Sinek leadership quote.. “Leading is not the same as being the leader. Being the leader means you hold the highest rank, either by earning it, good fortune or navigating internal politics. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you—not because they have to, not because they are paid to, butContinue reading “This quote differentiates “Leading” from “Being a Leader””

How articulating VALUES as VERBS help

Adopting from the following great Simon Sinek quote , book named Start With Why.. “For values or guiding principles to be truly effective they have to be verbs. It’s not “integrity,” it’s “always do the right thing.” It’s not “innovation,” it’s “look at the problem from a different angle.” Articulating our values as verbs givesContinue reading “How articulating VALUES as VERBS help”

Why are we drawn towards leaders and organizations who inspire us?

Adopted from the following quote of Simon Sinek from Start With Why.. “We are drawn to leaders and organizations that are good at communicating what they believe. Their ability to make us feel like we belong, to make us feel special, safe and not alone is part of what gives them the ability to inspireContinue reading “Why are we drawn towards leaders and organizations who inspire us?”

This quote follows from the Hedgehog Concept

The Hedgehog Concept as mentioned by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great consists of the following three principles.. The goal of a great individual or organization is to focus at the intersection point of the three circles which are as follows.. What you do are you deeply PASSIONATE about What you do areContinue reading “This quote follows from the Hedgehog Concept”

This quote wonderfully highlights a bureaucratic environment

Adopted from Seth Godin’s great quotes , the following quote endorses Jim Collins’s finding in book Good to Great that bureaucratic environments would not arise if the right people are put in the right place.. “The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline–a problem that largely goes away if youContinue reading “This quote wonderfully highlights a bureaucratic environment”