So I finished the book Good to Great on the weekend and I have been working through some of the ideas all week… pretty solid material in there. I would strongly recommend anyone in business to check it out.
Here are my highlights from the book, (kinda like a grade 5 book report) these are the main points that stuck out to me as it pertains to my business.
~ Business is like a bus, you have to bring the right people on the bus, that also means getting the wrong people off the bus. Once you have the right on and the wrong off, at that point you can figure out where people will sit. Hire the best possible people regardless of their skill sets, skills can be taught but quality character is tough to find.
~ You need to be doing something you are passionate about
~ You need to be doing something that you can be the best in the world at
~ You need to build a culture of discipline. This means having a to do list and a to dont list.
~ Once you have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish, pursue it relentlessly, make decisions according to what will get you there… and keep going. Great opportunities will present themselves, but if they don’t line up with where you are going, they will kill the momentum of your forward direction.
~ What you don’t do is just as important as what you do
So that is what I think anyway… pretty simple, but what a great book… it is sitting in my head like it weighs 400 lbs.
Jax - @kiltedbroker