Good to great and the social sectors: why business thinking is not the answer : a monograph to accompany Good to great : why some companies make the leap--and others don't

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J. Collins, 2005 - Business & Economics - 35 pages
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Jim Collins Answers the Social Sector with a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great. 30-50% of those who bought Good to Great work in the Social Sector. This monograph is a response to questions raised by readers in the social sector. It is not a new book. Jim Collins wants to avoid any confusion about the monograph being a book by limiting its distribution to online retailers. Based on interviews and workshops with over 100 social sector leaders. The difference between successful organizations is not between the business and the social sector, the difference is between good organizations and great ones.

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Jim Collins in his usual fashion hits it on the head with his excellent analysis of the uniqueness of the socialnonprofit sector. Finding the Great in an organization that is closely accountable to ... Read full review

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This is a great book with wonderful concepts about business, leadership, and personal practices that will take you far or trip you up in life. In combination with "Fish", "7 habits of highly effective people", and the 8th habit, this book gives some clear application. If you are starting a business or are looking to move beyond managing a business, I feel this is a great book. 

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Collins is a management educator. He operates a management learning laboratory dedicated to conducting new research and working with executives.

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