2 Minute Book Review - Great By Choice - Jim Collins
In this quick book review, I’m going to give you my insights in 3 areas:
1. How actionable is it?
2. How relevant is it right now?
3. Will it get you results?
In this video, we’re reviewing Great by Choice by Jim Collins, best selling author and business guru and a great storyteller! In this book, Jim asks and answers the question, “Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty and chaos, and others don’t?”
Watch the video to find out how I rated it!
In this Quick Book Review,
I'm going to give you my insights
in three specific areas.
How actionable is it?
How relevant is it right now?
And will it get results?
So, today we are reviewing
"Great by Choice", by Jim Collins.
Best-selling author and business guru.
And also a great storyteller.
In this book,
Jim asks and answers the question:
"Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty and chaos,
and others don't?"
It's very different from his other books,
as it focus' specifically
on the unstable environment faced by leaders.
And not just the performance of them or their companies.
Now, there are so many good things about this book,
but my favorite insight is that the best leaders
are not more risk-taking,
they're not more visionary or more creative,
The best leaders are actually more disciplined,
more empirical and more paranoid.
The other key, is that innovation
was not the key for survive and thrive.
It's actually the ability
to scale innovation with fanatic discipline,
that's the differentiator.
So, is it actionable?
I scored this book 8 out of 10 here.
It has some great stories,
models, and tools that will become
part of your leadership vocabulary.
"10 Xers", "The Twenty Mile March,"
"Fire bullets, then cannonballs," the SMaC recipe,
But it requires a cohesive leadership team
to make these things work.
Is it relevant? 10 out of 10 here.
How many leaders out there
would have expected the unexpected situation
we find ourselves in now?
Few perhaps would've predicted
the COVID-19 crisis, specifically,
but leadership teams that expect a crisis of some kind,
will fare much better.
Finally, will it get you results?
8 out of 10 here for me.
I can speak from experience,
this and some of Jim's other books
have served as great tools,
throughout my leadership career.
So, are you a fan of Jim Collins?
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And have an awesome day, everyone!