C is for Jim Collins: Level 5 Leadership

Jim Collins talks about Level 5 leadership, a concept he describes in his book Good To Great.

Such leaders build greatness in an organisation through combining qualities that, on the surface, appear paradoxical.

They combine personal humility with professional will. They are committed to the work, not to their own self promotion. Here is an illustration that describes Jim’s view of the different contributions people can make to an organisation.


Here is another video of him talking at greater length on the topic with Charlie Rose. The film quality is not so good. But the ideas are excellent.

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