decline

Stage Four Decline: Things Are Just About Over

Looking for a Savior, or a Silver Bullet, or a Magic Wand
Great Leadership Lessons, Note 29

It has been some time since I posted about Great Leadership Lessons From Jim Collins. You may want to CLICK HERE AND GO SEE THE LIST OF THEMES I have been covering in this How the Mighty Fall section of leadership lessons.

The last one I did, finished Stage Three of decline. With this thought, we move into Stage Four. Collins says this is now the time when organizations begin to look for the "savior" who will rescue them from their decline. Organizations go looking for the great leader, the genius, the magic-maker, who will wave the wand and fix all the organizational problems.

Here is the point Collins wants to make. Well, there are actually a few points.

How the Mighty Fall - Decline Happens

organizational declineGreat Leadership Lesson, Note 19
Without Constant Resistance Entropy Wins in the End

Decline. Decay. Diminishment. Disintegration. Regression. Going Downhill. Whatever you want to call it. It happens. To all of us. Even to the best of us. Individuals, families, teams, organizations, nations - Decline Happens.

The Boston Celtics are my NBA Team. They were so great (years ago). Now it is hard to watch them!

The Dallas Cowboys WERE my NFL Team. They were great (decades ago...sigh). Now I won't watch them!

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