Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

I've read quite a few leadership books and been to several conferences. This week I thoroughly enjoyed the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit. If you're serious about growing as a leader, I recommend you check into attending in 2011. It's available via satellite to hundreds of locations. In fact, over 100,000 people attended across the … Continue reading Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit

Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall – Finale

I just realized I hadn't completed the series on How the Mighty Fall. To expedite the process, I'll try to cover the rest in one last post. To recap, this book is now making its way through our company's leadership ranks. It started with one of our Executive VPs sending our CEO an article on … Continue reading Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall – Finale

Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall – Day 4

Our leadership team will be wrapping up the book early next week, but this week, I'll cover Stage 3 - Denial of Risk and Peril. Jim leads out by describing  Motorola's Iridium satellite phone project that cost the company several billion dollars. Jim's point being that in any stage of the project prior to launch, … Continue reading Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall – Day 4

Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall – Day 3

Loving Jim's book, How the Mighty Fall. The interesting point of this book for me has been realizing that as a whole, our company is doing very well in the areas that Jim outlines. However, as you compartmentalize some of our business segments, you can see elements of How the Mighty Fall creeping in. In … Continue reading Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall – Day 3

Jim Collins, How the Mighty Fall – Day 2

My apologies. I've been reading the book, but I haven't been posting. I've got some catching up to do. We covered Stage 1, Hubris Born of Success, 3 weeks ago. It was a great discussion about how past success can make a company arrogant to the point they get careless. "We can do no wrong." … Continue reading Jim Collins, How the Mighty Fall – Day 2

Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall, Day 1

I recently started reading How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins. Dave Ramsey, our CEO, was given an article by my boss, Bill Hampton, that summarized How the Mighty Fall. Dave, being the driven and forward thinking guy that he is, went out and picked up the book. Recently, I found out that he's going … Continue reading Jim Collins – How the Mighty Fall, Day 1