by Jim Bruce
Last summer, for a leadership reflection, John Shutt, Instructional Media Coordinator at Michigan State University, pointed his colleagues in their leadership program, to a short audio clip of Jim Collins’ discussion of “Creating a Pocket of Greatness.” Collins is a noted leadership author known for his books Good to Great and Level 5 Leadership.
The central focus of the clip is directed at your working on your own leadership: “Take responsibility to make great what you can make great.” In the clip Collins does use some vocabulary unique to him: e.g., “bus” for your organization and “hedgehog” for what you’re best at, what you are most passionate about, and what best drives your resource engine.
So, do take a couple of minutes to listen to the clip and then take some additional reflection time to ask the question “What can I do to transform my team to be a pocket of greatness?
Have a great week. . . . jim
P.S. The Collins website contains a lot of other quick lessons from his books that you might find helpful in your journey as a leader.