I’m again looking through a wonderful book entitled, “Good to Great”. The book basically begins by talking about good being the enemy of great. We don’t have great things, because we have good things. At the end of each chapter it gives you a basic overview or summary of what you just read. At the conclusion of chapter four Jim Collins talks about confronting the brutal facts of your current reality to move from, “Good to Great”. Below is some basic points that Jim Collins brings out about creating a climate where the truth can be heard.
Creating a climate where the truth is heard involves four basic practices:
- Lead with questions, not answers.
- Engage in dialogue and debate, not coercion.
- Conduct autopsies, not blame.
- Build red flag mechanisms that turn information into information that cannot be ignored.
Retain absolute faith that you can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties, AND at the same time confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever that might be.