“Investment in the RIGHT people” – The trick that differentiates Level 5 leaders from their individually brilliant peers

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Jim Collins from the book Good to Great

First WHO then WHAT , more on this leadership philosophy

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Jim Collins from the book Good to Great “First Who … Then What. We expected that good-to-great leaders would begin by setting a new vision and strategy. We found instead that they first got the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, andContinue reading “First WHO then WHAT , more on this leadership philosophy”

The Five Steps to Level 5 leadership

Level 5 leaders are great visionary leaders who have the ability to transform good organizations to great organizations, as mentioned by Jim Collins in his book Good to Great The following snapshot , adopted from Good to Great, in a very lucid manner illustrates the same..

Flywheel Effect Framework to scale up great organizations

Great Organizations led by Level 5 leaders , identify breakthrough then build transformation using the following Flywheel Effect based framework The framework has been illustrated below Adopted from Jim Collins’s book Good To Great

The Creative Discipline Matrix followed by Great Organizations

The below plot of Ethic of Entrepreneurship vs Culture of Discipline suggests that Great Organizations inculcate the spirit of Entrepreneurship while at the same time remain with the framework of Discipline to create a long lasting impact year on year Adopted from Jim Collins’s book Good to Great

Contrasting Approaches between Level 5 and Egocentric Leaders

The above image shows the subtle difference in approach between Level 5 and comparison Egocentric leaders The approach adopted by Level 5 leaders lead to long lasting results Adopted from Jim Collins’s book Good To Great

Understanding the Level 5 leadership hierarchy

The image shows the journey from a Level 1 leader to a visionary Level 5 leader Needless to say the journey is a gruelling one and only the best of the best can dare to reach the top Adopted from Jim Collins’s book Good To Great

Overcoming liabilities of CHARISMA

Jim Collins in his book Good to Great mentions that for people who are inherently CHARISMATIC it is worthwhile to consider that CHARISMA is as much a LIABILITY as an ASSET. The strength of charismatic personality can sow the seeds of problems when people start hiding brutal facts.. The liabilities of CHARISMA can be OVERCOMEContinue reading “Overcoming liabilities of CHARISMA”

Three best practices for People Decisions

Great organizations led by Level 5 leaders always use the following three principles when it comes to People related decisions.. When in doubt , do NOT HIRE and keep looking When you know you NEED to make a PEOPLE CHANGE , ACT Put your BEST PEOPLE in BIGGEST OPPORTUNITIES , NOT BIGGEST PROBLEMS The sameContinue reading “Three best practices for People Decisions”