the bully pulpit theodore roosevelt
Here are some of the learnings I will be taking away from this book: • All Good to great ("GTG") companies had a Level 5 leader • Level 5 leaders consistently exhibit humility, modesty and an ability to reign in their ego. • Many companies are drawn towards outgoing egocentric leaders and this is often the wrong choice. The first thing that is important to clarify about this book is that it’s not about self-development. It’s not about how to become better as an individual. It’s about companies. This book is the summary of a long research on why some companies who used to be average make the leap to become great. I won’t go into details on the definition of great, but the bottom line. Although many of the conclusions of both of the books overlap, Collins notes that Good to Great should not be seen as the follow-up to Built to Last, which focuses on sustaining success in the long-term. Instead, Good to Great actually functions as the prequel to Built to Last.