November 18, 2015

Jim Collins still has the right stuff

What are the makings of great leaders? Do they arrive in the world, nearly packaged, waiting for their moment to shine? Or do they grow steadily, building in confidence and capability, as they make their way through life? My long experience as an organisational psychologist tells me it’s the latter. Our top leaders are made, not born that way. They may show early promise, but need the right mix of opportunity, hard work and coaching to go the full distance. Their talent needs nurturing or we risk losing it. As Jim Collins, co-author of ‘Built to Last’, discovered, organisations that […]