Does "Good to Great" Work for Higher Education in 2021?

A "Cabinet Conversations" Webinar

Recorded on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Over twenty-five years ago, a junior untenured professor at Stanford University's business school became interested in why some companies prospered for decades while others withered away.  He hoped to determine whether the successful organizations shared similar characteristics missing in the less successful ones.

He published his findings in the 1994 book titled "Built to Last."  In the subsequent decades, Jim Collins has become a world-renowned speaker and business consultant.  He has written several additional books, including "Good to Great" and a monograph titled "Good to Great and the Social Sectors," all built on the same enduring four management principles.

Over these past decades, not only our world but the world of higher education has changed dramatically.  This session will review the key principles that Collins identified in truly great organizations and explore whether they are still timely for colleges and universities today.

Attendees will learn:

  • A framework to assess key elements of great organizations
  • How to galvanize a diverse workforce around your vision for your organization
  • How senior leadership can re-imagine the benefits of change and leverage technology to support lasting initiatives

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