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Applied Synergistics International

8100 East Camelback Road

Suite 43

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

(480) 607-6850

Implementing Good to Great is based on the best seller Good to Great by Jim Collins.

 A five-year study of highly successful companies found that 10 of 11 great CEOs came from inside the company.*  This makes a compelling case for leaders to invest in the right people and for employees to invest in the right company. But how?

You’ll Learn:

How to know who goes where

  • Where should you put your best people?

  • When is it time to change personnel?

  • How to implement the change.


How to confront the brutal facts and then act

  • Creating a climate where the truth is heard

The Hedgehog Concept – what denominator is best for your company?

  • Intersecting the three circles of life choices

  • Being the best: understanding vs. strategizing

  • Using the “council”

How to create a culture of discipline—not control

  • Avoiding the “I-centric” style

  • Inspiring standards, not personality

The role of technology

  • How to avoid the technology trap

  • Accelerating momentum

  • Incorporating it into the Hedgehog Concept

And, finally, putting it all together: The Flywheel Effect

  • Building momentum

  • Avoiding the Doom Loop

  • Ensuring a sustainable transformation that is “Built to Last.”


* Jim Collins, Good to Great, (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001).

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