Saturday, August 25, 2012

good to great

"Greatness is not a function of larger than life leaders, exorbitant executive compensation, killer business strategies, advanced technologies, mergers and acquisitions, or big change initiatives. Over the long run, these are all collective crutches an organization leans on to prop itself up - but none of these enable a company to become great. So what makes a company great? Disciplined people, disciplined thought, and disciplined actions over an extended period. Having 'the right people on the bus.' Having the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, in thought and in action, is the recipe for greatness."
- Attributed to Jim Collins