Sunday, July 29, 2007

Good to Great

This is a book Artie is currently reading for work. It has some good principles that can be used in a family as well.

"Good is the enmy of great."

"Few people attain great lives, in large part because itis just so easy to settle for a good life."

"When you have disciplined people, you don't need hierarchy. When you have disciplined thought, you don't need bureaucracy. When you have disciplined action, you don't need excessive controls." (where we are working with our teenagers!!)

Level 5 Leaders - "ambition first and foremost for the company and concern for it's success rather than for onle's own riches and personal renown. Level 5 leaders want to see the company even more successful in the next generation, comfortable with the idea that most people won't even know thtat the roots of theat success trace back to their efforts. As one Level 5 leader said, 'I want to look out from my porch at one of the great companies in the world someday and be able to say, 'I use to work there."

Brenda > Kelly > Brenda and Emily

I want to pour everything I have into Brenda and Emily so that their home and family rise above anything I've ever dreamed of. Just like the president of a large corporation dreams for his company.

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