getting to the next level

There are a plethora of leadership and strategy books out there, but few take an analytical approach to figuring out why some just survive and others succeed far past expectations. In Good to Great, Jim Collins and his research assistants poured over data to find pairs of companies in similar industries. Concrete examples are included, describing which characteristics of leaders and corporate missions help these organizations; these lessons apply to everyone’s professional and personal life.  The downside: not all of these techniques for great success work in all situations. It’d be curious to know if the author talked about the flexibility of leaders too.