Archive - September, 2011

Supercharge your organization by Recruiting, Developing, and retaining your “Eagles”

A coaching client of mine asked me last week, “after vision and business plan, what is the most important factor in determining the level of success of an organization”. To paraphrase Jim Collins in his book “Good to Great”, one of his major themes was “get the right people on the bus”. But I’ve modified it slightly to say, “get the right Eagles on the bus, in the right positions  -  and get the Ducks and Cancers up or out.”

With apologies to Mr. Collins, the name labels of the bus riders are my own interpretation of his principal. And before “good to great”, Jack Welch said much the same thing  as a sidelight in one of his annual reports – it’s about the  right people.

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