When I read “Build to last by Jim Colin”, I understood that what is the meaning of visionary company and how some companies move on the philosophy: preserve the core and stimulate the progress and stabilize as a visionary company.
After few months, I read path breaking research book by Prof. Jim Colin: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and others don’t”. I understood that what is the true sense of leadership: level 5 leadership? What is the power of simplicity? What are the meaning right human resources? Why culture of discipline is must for execution of our good plans.
Kindly link an article on Level 5 leadership written by Jon Jenkins & Gerrit Visser at imaginal.nl
Level 1 is a Highly Capable Individual who “makes productive contributions through talent, knowledge, skills and good work habits.”
Level 2 is a Contributing Team Member who “contributes individual capabilities to the achievement of group objectives and works effectively with others in a group setting.”
Level 3 is the Competent Manager who “organizes people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined objectives.”
Level 4 is an Effective Leader who “catalyzes commitment to and vigorous pursuit of a clear and compelling vision, stimulating higher performance standards.”
Level 5 is the Executive who “builds enduring greatness through a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will.”
“… But leadership is equally about creating a climate where the truth is heard and the brutal facts confronted. There’s a huge difference between the opportunity to ‘have your say’ and the opportunity to be heard. The good-to-great leaders understood the distinction, creating a culture wherein people had a tremendous opportunity to be heard and, ultimately, for the truth to be heard”- Jim Collin