Recommended Resource – Good to Great

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
by Jim Collins

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Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
by Jim Collins

About the Reference

Written by Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t identifies the common qualities of companies that have been able to make the lasting transition from average corporate performer to industry standout. In Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great, Jim Collins shares his insights to the corollary behaviors of social sector organizations that have achieved superior performance.

Benefits of Using this Reference

StrategyDriven contributors like Good to Great not only for its revealing and sometimes surprising findings but because these findings are based on hard data and direct interviews from both the good to great and comparison companies. We found the insights presented in Good to Great and the Social Sectors highly valuable in translating the for-profit company findings of the original text to the behaviors and programs supporting great government and not-for-profit company operations. Many of the best practice recommendations found on the StrategyDriven website exemplify behaviors and practices of companies seeking to move from good to great as described by these books.

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