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Thursday, August 24, 2006

First Who.....Then What

The executives who ignited the transformations from good to great did not first figure out where to drive the bus and then get people to take it there. No, they first got the right people on the bus (and the wrong people off the bus) and then figured out where to drive it. They said, in essence, "Look, I don't know where we should take this bus. But I know this much: If we get the right people on the bus, the right people in the right seats, and the wrong people off the bus, then we will figure out how to take it someplace great."


This short article is based on a great book "Good to GREAT".

I found it very logic, I experienced this already…It's all about the people.


If you begin with a good mindset "the who" rather than a predefined goal you have more flexibility to adapt yourself to a changing world.

Even though someone has the wrong people, and he has a great vision and can drive in the right direction. Well, he has made it once; does this mean he can make it another time? Does this mean he finds his way to "Great"? At least he didn't invest in his team (assuming of course that he has the wrong people).

1 comment:

Ziad said...

That is extremely true, and the first most critical task of those "right who"s is to define the destination.