I learned a long time ago that continuous reading and study of management, business, and communication skills are a part of being competent. The average American adult only reads one non-fiction book per year. Pretty sad for anyone who is working, who owns a business, or who wants to be outstanding at what they do.
Everyone should be continually reading and looking for principles of management and leadership that are long-lasting and relevant, especially in books. It’s mining the information for the brilliance that makes the difference.
The coaching principle within Good to Great is to encourage and motivate your clients to be on a continuous path of improvement . That’s what coaching is all about.
Some books that I encourage others to read are The OZ Principle (accountability) and Rethinking Reputation (Public Relation.) And, in each of them—Good to Great is referenced.
One of the things you learn as a PHD student is that your work must be founded upon the work of those who have gone before you. That is why the largest section of a dissertation is the review of the literature—where one must read and reference everything that has been written on your subject for the past 5-10 years. And, so, let us always be advanced students of management and build our work on the good work of those who have come before us and who have laid a solid foundation.
Throughout this blog, I’ll select pearls of wisdom and information from Good to Great to share with you. Even if you are not in a business/working environment, these principles can be applied to your life to help encourage you and to help you grow as a person. We hope you enjoy our journey from good to great.