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Jim Collins - Good to Great

Good to Great explains why some companies succeed and others fail. This book is based on a fortune 500 list case study and numbers that prove success or failure. All of this is really useful information, but I am aiming at something else. This book addresses a fundamental finding critical for modern perceptions of leadership. You can find the deck here.

“Leading (...) does not mean coming up with the answer and then motivating everyone to follow your messianic vision. It means having the humility to grasp the fact that you do not yet understand enough to have the answers and then to ask the questions that will lead to the best possible insights."

Personal will and humility are key characteristics of good to great leaders. Inspired by more thoughts on modern leadership this book is a classic and a must-read.

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