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From ideas to action in only 3 questions

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Jim Collins studied 11 high-performing companies while writing his best-seller, Good to Great. He observed that great leaders boil down complex issues into action steps by asking these three questions:
  1. “What do we do best?”

  2. “What is the economic force that drives our business?”

  3. “What do our core people care passionately about?”
Even more interesting: The leader’s job is to ask these questions, not necessarily to answer them. Just ask. If other people provide the answers, all the better.

— Adapted from Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t, Jim Collins, HarperBusiness.

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