This is a list and link for all the articles I posted in the series - Jim Collins and Great Leadership Lessons.
The order of notes is the order of my own reflections on my re-reading of these books. Since I had not read Built to Last for many years, I read the one first. I then worked through How the Mighty Fall. I saved for last, the book which I had read several times - From Good to Great. The logical order in which the notes should be read is:
From Good to Great - on becoming a great organization. (Coming in 2015)
Built to Last - on remaining a great organization. Notes 01 - 18.
How the Mighty Fall - on why we don't sustain greatness. Notes 19 - 31.
Great Leadership Lessons from How the Mighty Fall.
This series of posts is on the third book by Jim Collins in his trilogy. Collins was intrigued by this question: Why is it that companies which made the transition from being good to becoming great, and which kept sustained greatness for a time, eventually went into decline. The first note on Great Leadership in this series is Note 19.
June 30, 2014
How the Mighty Fall - Decline Happens, Note 19
July 1, 2014
Introducing the Five Stages of Decline, Note 20
July 2, 2014
Pride is the Deadly Organizational Sin, Note 21
July 21, 2014
Four Signs of Stage One (Pride) Decline, Note 22
July 22, 2014
The Undisciplined Pursuit of More, Note 23
July 29, 2014
Failing to Recruit the Right People, Note 25
July 30, 2014
Failing to Plan for Succession, Note 26
August 1, 2014
When Positive Thinking Hurts You, Note 28
September 16, 2014
Stage 4 Decline: Things Are Just About Over, Note 29
September 17, 2014
Capitulation to Death or Irrelevance, Note 30
September 18, 2014
Unless...There is Always Hope, Note 31
Great Leadership Lessons from Built to Last.
This was the first series of articles I did. This is the first core book Jim Collins wrote. Sequentially, the theme is how Great Organizations are sustained over time. This is not how they become great, but how they sustain greatness.
April 21, 2014.
Jim Collins and Great Leadership, Note 01
April 23, 2014
Is Great Really a Category Christians Can Use, Note 03
Apirl 24, 2014
Best Practices and Powerful Mindsets, Note 04
April 28, 2014
Preserve the Core: Five Lessons & Six Questions, Note 05
April 29, 2014
Stimulate Progress, Lots and Lots of Progress, Note 06
April 30, 2014
It Must Always Be About the Organization, Note 07
May 7, 2014
The Genius of Both-And, Note 08
May 13, 2014
It is Always About Results, Note 09
May 14, 2014
BHAG Level Results, Note 10
May 16, 2014
10 Suggestions for Setting Good BHAGs, Note 12
May 19, 2014
Raving Fans in Every Seat (of the Bus), Note 13
May 28, 2014
Try a Lot of Stuff and Keep What Works, Note 16