Tuesday, December 30, 2008

On Reading ‘Level 5 Leadership’

I had encountered this material when I read Jim Collins’ earlier book ‘Good To Great’ over the past Summer.

There is some interesting cross-over between this article and Goldman’s ‘Emotional Intelligence’, but whereas Goldman talks more about interpersonal, people-management, aspects of leadership Collins also addresses resolve, vision and direction-setting.

One fact to note when mapping any learnings from this article onto my real experience is that Collins is looking at a company’s performance over a thirty-year cycle and few, if any, Irish design companies have lasted that long. That is not to say that they will never achieve that span of years, just that they have not yet so far.