Why Settle for Something Good?

November 17, 2014 8:24 PM

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In his book Good to Great, which has become a classic in the field of leadership and organizational development, Jim Collins speaks about what it takes for a good company to become a great one. About 10 pages into the book it became apparent to me that the very same principles apply to all committed partnerships. Marriage is an organization in which there are two CEOs who share power, each of whom is vested with the authority to manage the system in a way that fulfills the purpose which it was designed to serve.

Having the right person for the job. They must have good raw materials and be self-motivated. Collins doesn't think much of the idea of having to motivate people on an ongoing basis. If they don't bring a high level of motivation to get the job done and need to rely on outside sources to activate th...

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