Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Get the best people on the bus ...

In my MBA program, the very first class was on Leadership and company greatness.  In that class, the very first textbook was Jim Collins Good to Great. ( Jim Collins Article) The concepts presented in that book were reiterated over and over again during the MBA program.  OK, got the hint, and the challenge to take it out of the classroom and into implementation.

This would not be limited to corporate, but is generic in nature and can be applied really to any organization.  The base concept:
The executives who ignited the transformation from good to great did not first figure out where to drive the bus and then get the people to take it there.  No, they first first got the right people on the bus and then figured out to drive it.
I have been working with AARP Minnesota for several years as a volunteer on advocacy issues.  This was mainly driven from what I learned the hard way about our health care system over the last 9 years.  This year, the interviewed many people for an Executive Council and, I have been asked to join.

AARP Minnesota appoints executive council

When I look at the other members, this is rather humbling, and exciting.  I can't wait for us all to moving this forward.  So, by acclamation, sure looks like we got the best people on the bus !!!

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