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Great Vision Is Irrelevant Without Great People

Great Vision Is Irrelevant Without Great People

Great Vision Is Irrelevant Without Great People

Leadership – We’ve all known that one project leader who thought they were so inspired and capable they could carry the rest of their team — whether you met them in high school, college, or the corporate world. Yet no matter how brilliant this individual might be, they rarely manage to execute their grand visions when they focus solely on themselves.

If you agree with this sentiment, you’ll love the book “Good to Great” by Jim Collins — and even if you disagree, that’s all the more reason to give it a go and challenge your thinking. Here’s a breakdown of some key ideas.

A framework for great companies

As you could probably guess from its title, Collins’ book is all about how companies can make the transition from “good” to “great.” The conclusion? It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s because of a systematic framework.

This involves three stages:

Where do people and teams come into this? Just about everywhere, as you’ll soon see.

Level 5 leadership

The first step of the “good to great” process involves finding the right leader. You might be thinking this confirms the idea that a single person’s vision is more important than the collective, but bear with us.

For Level 5 leaders, it’s all about their team; not them as individuals. They make an effort to give others credit and bring out the best in them, yet take responsibility for anything that goes wrong.

First who, then what

Naturally, having a Level 5 leader is no guarantee of success — they need a great team around them. Collins argues this is far more important than any strategy or vision a leader can come up with.

A team is only as strong as its weakest link, so every single person needs to be motivated, capable, and ready to grab opportunities. The leader’s role is simply to make sure the right people are doing the right things and keep morale high. It’s harder than it sounds.

Show your team some love

Once you have the right leader and the right team, the magic can happen. Collins covers far more ground in his book about practical steps companies can take to achieve this, so it’s definitely worth checking out.

Clearly, the power of a great team is impossible to understate

At Gema Consult, we work with small businesses that want to outsource their human resources departments, allowing them to reach their full potential and become “great” companies. Sound like something you could benefit from? Get in touch with us today.


Putu Windayani

Putu Windayani

Deputy Director

Focus on Chief Level acquisition and sustainability, Ensuring Success One Person at a time
As the Deputy Director in Gema Consult, Winda brings a vast wealth of career experience in human resources in diverse industries spanning over 8+ years.  She is one of our team’s top performer whose characteristically works with connecting lot of people with different culture and growing large-and-larger community.

Winda is a great industry leader who excels and creating relationships with teams and individuals, conflict management, and advising management about best practices. She is a proactive problem-solver who leverages the potential of everyone she works with to form a formidable and highly productive workforce. Gema Consult is more than happy to support her goals in exploring exposures – meet Winda with our valuable Clients and shape her career to the board level in the same time.

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