Getting to the next level
This Tuesday, we turn to excerpts from a conversation with Jim Collins, "Good to Great Expectations - Jim Collins on getting to the next level" that appeared in BusinessWeek Online on August 14, 2008.
The aim of the conversation was to have Collins translate some of his popular concepts to today's workplace. And, he does. Read the article and you'll find seven thoughts that might have value for you:
A "personal board of directors" for insight when wrestling with tough questions
Make the choice to have a work-life balance.
Manage your time, not your work.
Build into your calendar time to think.
Create a climate where truth is heard.
If you produce exceptional work, your ability for influence is very high.
Find a way to have younger people in your face all the time and learn from them.
Take some time and think about how you might put one or two of these into practice.
. . . . . jim