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The Heartbeat

  • Jim

Good vs. Great

  1. Good people generally take the easiest route rather than the best route.

  2. Good people are more worried about people liking them right now than they are about making the best decisions for the long term best of the team and company.

  3. Good people don’t want to make a lot of waves.

  4. Good people do not like controversy.

  5. Good people are often promoted to run good companies because they are likable.

  6. Great people are promoted because they are respected.

  7. Great people are different than most.

  8. Great people are always thinking. “How can I grow?” and “How can I better my team?”

  9. People are attracted to great people.

  10. Great people don’t try to be different – they just have a higher sense of excellence and are willing to pay the price!

  11. Good companies have the standard good policies and good people.

  12. Great companies have a core of great people that are allowed to make decisions that make a difference!

  13. Folks are not wowed by good. It is expected.

  14. Folks are amazed at great!

  15. Great does not just happen – sometimes it takes a lot of thought and practice!

  16. Great cares more than good.

  17. Great puts it on the line.

  18. Great is “All In”.

  19. Great people can be found on every level!!!!!

  20. Great people often start at the bottom.

  21. Great people often want to earn the right to lead.

  22. Great people know how to find their sweet spot. Jerry Rice (Arguably the best NFL receiver of all time) was not the quarterback!

  23. Great people know their strengths.

  24. More importantly, Great people know their weaknesses.

  25. Good people often allow themselves to be over promoted and loose their sweet spot.

  26. An organization is not Great without Great people at every level in the organization!

  27. Great organizations continue to lead change.

  28. Good organizations follow. Remember Dec 11th at 6:30 Christmas Dinner! Come for a night of fun!

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