Eric Jacobson

Lessons From Good To Great

In Company Culture, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Leadership Books, Leadership Skills, Motivating Employees, Setting Goals on June 13, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Here are two of my favorite quotes from the hugely popular leadership book, Good To Great:

  • “The good-to-great companies did not say, ‘Okay, folks, let’s get passionate about what we do.’ Sensibly, they went the other way entirely; We should only do those things that we can get passionate about.”
  • “To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. It requires the discipline to say, ‘Just because we are good at it–just because we’re making money and generating growth–doesn’t necessarily mean we can become the best at it.’  The good-to-great companies understood that doing what you are good at will only make you good; focusing solely on what you can potentially do better than any other organization is the only path to greatness.”

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