This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Good To Great By Jim Collins

1277 words - 6 pages

Good to Great by Jim Collins is a book which illustrates an answer for the question whether a good company can turn into a great company. In this book, Jim Collins suggests the ways by which companies can outperform the market leaders. The author has certain list of companies like Abbot lab, Circuit city, Fannie Mae,Gillette,Kimberly Clarak,Kroger,Nucor steel, Philip Morris,Pitney Bowes,Walgreens and Wells Fargo. According to author good is the enemy of great and thatis why have little companies which are great. The author says that the transformation from good to great does no just happen. It needs to be built through process which with three broad stages. Jim Collins suggest some components in a company to have it achieve great levels
The following are the components needed for great company according to Jim Collins
Disciplined people
The surprising factor to achieve greatness. These disciplined people are leaders of a company who can reach heights with the paradoxical combination of professional will and personal humility. They are modest and give others credit freely with calm determination and bring ambition in the company. The key point of the author is not about importance of assembling a right team by getting the right people onboard in the bus. The author wants right people on the right seat and wrong people off the bus. And then giving out a proper strategic direction to these people to follow. However, the author says that people often attempts to accomplish things in the opposite order.

Disciplined thought
The disciplined thought means the need to confront facts that are brutal and continuously refine the path which lead to greatness. But one should not lose the faith and must prevail in the business. One must understand the reality whether it is good or bad. This can happen only if an open culture is installed in a company where truth can be discussed an atmosphere exists where different dialogues are welcome and dealt professionally. This is the stock dale paradox of the author. Another one is the hedgehog concept of transition from good to great. In that it is essential o understand three intersecting circles. 1) What you can be best at 2) what economic denominator boost your economic engine 3) what are you passionate about. In the next step, understanding must be changed in to concepts that can be executed.
Disciplined action
The good to great companies have a consistent system with much constraint but they give freedom and responsibility to the employees. They also thing differently about technology. They do not use technology in a way to transform good to great but to accelerate their progress, and concentrate on hedgehog. Collin claims that technology by itself is not a reason for greatness or decline. The author believes that patience, persistence and discipline are critical for achieving desired outcome in an organization.
The author actually did a five year research to find out the way to transform from good to...

Find Another Essay On Good to Great by Jim Collins

Analysis of "The Right to Bear Arms" by Jim Williams

1078 words - 4 pages reader knows right away that it has something to do with religion. It was written by Reverend Jim Williams and he took the stance that legislation to restrict gun ownership and possession is a clear violation of the Second Amendment and Article 1 of the Florida Constitution. He does not believe that gun laws or more money put into crime prevention will decrease the crime rate because it does not erase the sin in people's hearts. In fact, he thinks

Mid-Term English Essay Referring to poems by Billy Collins and Richard Wilbur

656 words - 3 pages flight” and using other unique words to describe finding its food and “dreaming of some small thing in a claw”. In The History Teacher by Billy Collins, the poem sets in a classroom while its teacher is describing important events in the World’s history. These stories however are not being told like your typical history teacher would teach you, he does is while “protecting their innocence.” By doing so for example “he told them the Ice Age was

Analysis of three poems "my number" by Billy Collins, "Woman work" by Maya Angelou, and "To a daughter leaving home"

624 words - 2 pages Felipe Regalado Felipe Regalado English 1102 2/4/2010 Poem Explication "My Number" In the poem "My Number" by Billy Collins the character of Death is personified, as if he had human qualities. He is described as tampering, scattering, loosening, and stepping. All of these words are human qualities given to death by the writer to make him more human and capable of being persuaded to let the narrator

English Letter - a letter to english teacher summerizing book "A Dozen Black Roses" by Nancy A. Collins

552 words - 2 pages this assignment was a sort of "summer reading" thing. We read a book over the summer and then wrote a letter talking about it to our teacher, explaining enough so s/he'd know we actually read it. I did mine on "A Dozen Black Roses" by Nancy A. Collins [ White Wolf Publishing ]Dear English Teacher,The book that I read over the summer was called A Dozen Black Roses. It is a fictional book about the experience of a vampire named

Fatherly Love - describes my point of view that Jim acts as a fatherly image for Huck because Huck never really had a great father to look up to

673 words - 3 pages raft with the king and duke, Jim and Huck were to take the night watch shifts while the king and duke slept. Huck tells us, "I had the middle watch, you know, but I was pretty sleepy by that time, so Jim he said he would stand the first half of it for me; he was always mighty good at that way, Jim was. About two Jim was going to call me; but he changed his mind, because he reckoned they warn't high enough yet to do any harm." (129-130) This act

Mark Twain Uses Jim To Express His Views About Slavery About The Book Huckeberry Finn By Mark Twain

1274 words - 6 pages and be separated from his wife and children. While being separated from his wife and children, Jim missed them a great deal, and it was only the thought of life long separation from them that prompted Jim's unlawful act of running away from Miss Watson "...Jim in short, exhibits all the qualities that "the Negro" supposedly lacks." (Smith 365)Twain satirically used Huckleberry Finn to show how other characters in the story were racist toward

"Beowulf" by Raffel, Burton: "Good is Superior to Evil"

1597 words - 6 pages banished/ By God, punished forever for the crime/ Of Abel's death" (Burton Raffel, lines 101-108). Beowulf shows no fear for Grendel; therefore, giving Hrothgar and the Danes hope that their misery will end. Beowulf assures the Danes that he will win the battle with Grendel, he states: "When we crossed the sea, my comrades/ And I, I already knew that all/ My purpose was this: to win the good will/ Of your people or die in battle, pressed/ In

"A Good Man Is Hard To Find" by Flannery O'Connor

635 words - 3 pages different way than the first time. This is a great novel to read, but must be read more than once for a true appreciation of how well O'Connor fools the reader. By convincing the reader that the family would never run into to The Misfit, and that no harm would ever come to this normal familyWorks Cited:"Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man is Hard to find'" Essortment Home Page. oconno_rkk.html

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

1446 words - 6 pages , especially concerning her unmatchable creativity and mastery of short narratives (Seel 211). Interestingly, Flannery O’Connor considered all her works realistic and extremely cynical, despite the fact she also incorporated the use of fiction as a style in her works. In addition, her works were fundamentally inspired by her outstandingly strong faith in Roman Catholicism. This is also exhibited in the short tale “A Good Man is Hard to Find” as discussed

"Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Conner

803 words - 3 pages In Flannery O'Conner's "Good Man is Hard to Find" the misfit declares, "she would have been a good woman if there had been someone to shoot her every minute of her life" (1288). This statement indicates that he had knowledge of what type of individual she was personally just from listening to her lecturing and persuasion to spare her life.The grandmother's role in the story comes off as overbearing and vain. She is a woman that comes from a

A Good Man is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor

1950 words - 8 pages between high hills “looking down over the blue tops of trees” and “a red depression with the dust-coated trees looking down on them” (231). It cannot be ignored that it is the grandmother who selfishly leads the family along this final road to their doom by diverting them all from the correct road into one of these hell-like “red depressions” (231). Good and goodness also pervade the story figuring both in the title and in the grandmother’s

Similar Essays

Good To Great By Jim Collins

1714 words - 7 pages In Good to Great, Jim Collins discusses major key points companies have used to go from a good company to a great one. He did this by discussing seven characteristics companies should listen and absorb to transition from being good to becoming great. These characteristics included: level 5 leadership, first who…then what, confront the brutal facts, the hedgehog concept, a culture of discipline and the flywheel. Companies who can approach these

Good To Great Management According To Collins

1877 words - 8 pages Management According to Collins In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins gives a detailed comparison between companies that are able to excel continually in their field and companies that are either mediocre or one hit wonders. Through their research his team was able to find distinct characteristics having to do with leadership, planning or purpose, human and technological resources, and discipline that differentiate the great businesses

Good To Great Essay

1459 words - 6 pages Good to Great Good to great seems sometimes like the same thing, but in reality they are different with some differences being fine line to very broad line. While making my way through this book I learned key factors of which I never thought of or even some I have thought of, but haven’t had the chance to try and happy to learn they do work. I had a class once that was very similar to this book at my old college and it reminded me very much of

Jim Crow In "To Kill A Mockingbird" By Harper Lee

1337 words - 5 pages have such as crops. There was a time in which young Walter Cunningham experienced embarrassment and a good beating from Scout because Miss Caroline tried to lend him a nickel and he, as well as the whole class, knew that he would not be able to pay it back. (Lee, pgs.20-22)Atticus Finches's sister and Scout's aunt, Alexandra, is a good example of someone that still lives according to the Jim Crow laws. This is shown when it is known that she does