A classic on what makes organizations’ exceptional, Good to Great is based on Collin’s study of successful companies and what made them so.  To his surprise (and chagrin) Collins found that great organizations had great leaders.   But these aren’t the attention seeking, high profile narcissists who crave the spotlight (and often destroy their organizations in the process).  According to Good to Great, great leaders are humble yet have an iron will to succeed.  They lead their organizations to focus on areas where they can excel, becoming more than just competent but exceptional in the process.  They recognize that change is an incremental process, and that in order to succeed it takes many hands pushing on a metaphorical flywheel that builds speed over time, capitalizing on the momentum of success.

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Tom Epperson

Tom Epperson

Dr. Tom Epperson is the President of InnerWill, and an instructor in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Executive MBA program. Tom is a certified business coach and has a Doctorate in Leadership from The George Washington University. Tom works with clients on cultural transformation, leadership development, executive coaching, and igniting individual and organizational potential. Previously, Tom served as the HR Director for Luck Companies, and played a significant role as one of the architects of Luck Companies’ cultural transformation.