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Creating a Pocket of Greatness

| October 28, 2014

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.