Good to Great?

Last Update: September 28, 2016

Greatness is not a function of circumstances. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.” – Jim Collins

In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins asks the audacious question: What separates great from good?

Although Collins talks about big companies, the principles apply to individuals seeking greatness.

He makes a distinction between input and output. This is one of the things we talk about a lot here at WA - ‘busyness’ does not always indicate success or progress. Output /outcome tends to give a measure of greatness.

One of the modules he used is called the hedgehog concept.

He believes that by focusing on your Hedgehog Concept, you build results. Those result in turn attract resources and commitment, which you use to build a stronger business.

Important to note: greatness is inherently dynamic and not seen as an end point. Otherwise it attracts a slide towards mediocrity, which will be at odds with the level we all aspire to here at WA.

To do good and stay on the path to great requires saying “no” to pressures to stray, and the discipline to stop doing what does not fit.

Stay on the path to greatness friends. Being average is not an option.

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MKearns Premium
Thank you Chuka. I would presume the marketability of your niche falls into the resource driving sector.
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chuka Premium
You really got it Mike. The resource engine comprises time, money and brand.
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JudeP Premium
And you are most definitely not 'average' Chuka! :)
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chuka Premium
Not in my vocabulary Jude :)
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TitaWorks Premium
Beautiful, Chuka. I'll probably steal it....hee! Thank you!
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chuka Premium
So delighted you like it Netta. Thank you :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Loved the quote..Thanks, Chuka...:)
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chuka Premium
Much appreciated Vera. I'm glad :)
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LunaVC Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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chuka Premium
You are welcome Luna :)
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