Monday, 28 March 2011


Are you ambitious?  If so, are you ambitious for yourself or for your organization?

Jim Collins talks about Level 5 leadership, which, according to him, is the most successful level of leadership.  This is what he tells us about Level 5 leaders and ambition:

"Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great [organization].  It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest.  Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious - but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves."

From:  Good to Great by Jim Collins
Published by: Harper Business

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