What are the 12 business myths presented in the Built to Last book? What’s the truth about visionary companies? Bestselling author Jim Collins and Stanford professor Jerry I. Porras conducted a six-year research project to find the keys to visionary companies’ longevity and tremendous success. Their book Built to Last identifies 12 business myths and shares practical advice for those who want to build a company that lasts. Read more to learn the 12 business myths presented in the Built to Last book.
What is vision alignment? How can you achieve it for your organization? Visionary companies create and maintain vision alignment. They infuse their core ideology into everything they do, which brings everything into alignment with their vision. It’s not easy, but there are six things you can do to achieve organizational alignment. Read more to learn about the value and process of vision alignment.
What tactics and mindsets do visionary companies employ to constantly improve? What can you apply to your own organization to keep it moving forward? Visionary companies never settle for “good enough.” Refusing to drift into complacency, they proactively seed discontent to push their employees to aim even higher. To achieve constant improvement, they also exercise long-term thinking and investments. Continue reading to learn how visionary companies constantly improve.
What are some of the best biographies to read? What makes them so good? Biographies are a beloved genre. That’s because people love stories, especially true stories about real lives. Biographies allow you to delve into the nitty-gritty of people’s lives, pushing past the façade of what you know only from the headlines or a paragraph in a history book. With thousands of stories out there, it’s hard to know which ones are truly worth reading, so we selected 10 books that we consider to be the best biography books.
Does your company have a management succession plan? How do visionary companies ensure the continuity of excellent leadership? Regardless of the size of your company, you need a management succession plan. To avoid leadership gaps, visionary companies have a leadership continuity loop. You, too, can create and maintain a cycle of excellent leadership for your organization by understanding how visionary companies identify, train, and promote top managerial talent. Read more to learn about visionary management succession.
Do you know how to overcome envy? Why is it important to do so? Sometimes a healthy interest in others takes a nasty turn, and it becomes envy. Learning how to overcome envy is vital because envy can cause harm to you and others. Author Rick Warren outlines four ways envy does damage—and four ways to avoid the envy trap. Keep reading to learn how to overcome envy—and why you should.
Do you practice personal evangelism? Are you fulfilling the Great Commission? As a Christian, personal evangelism is your service to unbelievers. This service comprises your unique mission and your shared mission with other believers. Pastor Rick Warren outlines four parts of your unique life message that you’re called to share. He also identifies four mental blocks that can hold you back from your shared mission. Keep reading to learn how you can help the Church fulfill the Great Commission by engaging in personal evangelism.
What is the heart of a servant like? Do you have one? When you serve the church, you want to make sure that you’re doing it for the right reasons—in a way that honors God and serves as an example to others. You need to have the heart of a servant. Pastor Rick Warren outlines five characteristics and five attitudes of a servant’s heart. Keep reading to learn how you can develop the heart of a servant.
Is your need for approval in overdrive? Are you a people-pleaser? If your need for approval gets in the way of healthy relationships and being your true self, it’s time to break free from that trap. Pastor Rick Warren explains how people-pleasing causes harm, and he shares three truths you should keep in mind. Read more to learn how the need for approval does damage—and how to stop people-pleasing.
How can you cultivate a growth culture in your organization? How do you give your employees the wings to fly? A visionary company fosters a growth culture by ensuring that employees support the company’s core philosophy—and then setting them free. This autonomy allows employees to experiment, act boldly, make mistakes, and innovate. All of this pushes the company forward. Read more to learn how to cultivate a growth culture in your organization.