Tag Archives: Jim Collins

Jim Collins on the 5 stages of decline

Here’s a Business Week interview with Jim Collins on his new book How the Mighty Fall. There’s also a good summary of the book.

From good to great to gone

source More on Jim Collin’s five stages of decline from organizational greatness. 1. Hubris born of success Faith and confidence become pride and arrogance. Hard work and focus turns into a sense of entitlement to future success, “We’re so great we can do anything!” 2. Undisciplined pursuit of more That is, more scale, more growth, […]

How the Mighty Fall

Jim Collins has a new book out on the fall of great companies. Here’s what the slippery slope looks like: Stage 1: Hubris Born of Success Stage 2: Undisciplined Pursuit of More Stage 3: Denial of Risk and Peril Stage 4: Grasping for Salvation Stage 5: Capitulation to Irrelevance or Death Movements become institutions and […]

The crucible of crisis

Jim Collins on how great organizations prevail in times of crisis is a must read. A few gems that caught my eye. . . What we’re experiencing now, get used to it! It’s life, and it’s the normal life. In times of great duress, tumult, and uncertainty, you have to have moorings. The great companies […]

Good to great in the social sector

I like Jim Collins. Built to Last and Good to Great are classics in business literature—full of transferable principles for fueling dynamic movements. I’ve recently finished Good to Great and the Social Sectors, Jim’s contribution to what greatness looks like in the not-for-profit world. The good and great news is he rejects the notion that […]