“How do you know you have the right seats?” – Answered by Jim Collins

In 2020, I asked Jim Collins what research he had on how to determine the right seats for the right people in which to do the right things made famous from his seminal book Good to Great. In the updated version of his first book Beyond Entrepreneurship  BE 2.0 – he provides an answer in this excerpt:

What makes for a key seat?

Any seat meeting any one of the following three conditions qualifies as key:

  1. The person in that seat has the power to make significant people decisions.
  2. Failure in the seat could expose the entire enterprise to significant risk or potential catastrophe.
  3. Success in the seat would have a significantly outsized impact on the company’s success.

Now we know.

I provide some practical steps to support Mr. Collins’ parameters above in this short article“HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE ALL THE RIGHT SEATS, PROFESSOR COLLINS?”.

Be exceptional!

Bill – Certified Growth Coach, Foundations in NeuroLeadership certified, PI Certified Partner, MG100 member coach

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Published by Bill Flynn

Gazelles Member Advisor and early stage startup specialist with a proven track record with 16 Boston-based startups (9 to date with 5 successful outcomes, advisor to 7 others); SMB to Fortune 500 companies. 20+ years of Senior Sales, Marketing and GM experience in industries including mobile advertising, security, digital advertising, e-commerce and IT. Core Competencies: Player/Coach, Metrics-driven, Execution-based philosophy, Life-long learner

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