Jim Collins quotes

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American business consultant and author known for the best selling business book Good to Great.

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Jim Collins quotes

“A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“Bad decisions made with good intentions, are still bad decisions.”

Jim Collins How the Mighty Fall

“By definition, it is not possible to everyone to be above the average.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“Creativity dies in an indisciplined environment.”

Jim Collins

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“If you have more than 3 priorities, you don’t have any.”

Jim Collins

“In the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“It occurs to me, Jim, that you spend too much time trying to be interesting. Why don't you invest more time being interested?”

Jim Collins Advice from John Gardner to Jim Collins

“Letting the wrong people hang around is unfair to all the right people, as they inevitably find themselves compensating for the inadequacies of the wrong people. Worse, it can drive away the best people. Strong performers are intrinsically motivated by performance, and when they see their efforts impeded by carrying extra weight, they eventually become frustrated.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“The purpose of bureaucracy is to compensate for incompetence and lack of discipline.”

Jim Collins Good to Great

“Visionary companies are so clear about what they stand for and what they’re trying to achieve that they simply don’t have room for those unwilling or unable to fit their exacting standards.”

Jim Collins Built to Last

“What separates people is not the presence or absence of difficulty, but how they deal with the inevitable difficulties of life.”

Jim Collins