How Good Companies Become Great

Secrets to Success

Some companies are “born” great; others change and become great along the way.  This seminar will discuss how both new companies and established companies become great.  This seminar benchmarks world class companies to understand the underlying principles that made them great.

The seminar begins with key lessons about business start-ups from Paul Hawken, author of Growing a Business, and Guy Kawasaki, author of Art of the Start and Enchantment.

Next, the seminar looks at research on existing businesses, beginning with the management classic In Search of Excellence and then focusing on Jim Collins’ research presented in Built to Last, Good to Great, How the Mighty Fall and Great by Choice.

Learn how your organization can make the transition from being merely good to truly great.

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This was one of the best CPE classes that I have taken – very useful and interesting – great class!

— Indianapolis, IN

Topics Discussed

  • The link between great companies and their core values
  • Getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats
  • The Hedgehog Concept – a model to identify your company’s focal point to create maximum value
  • How leaders of great companies differ
  • Why a great company is like a flywheel
  • Why some great companies fall from greatness

Cases and Group Discussion

This seminar includes group discussion of three cases.

Additional Information

Target Audience: Corporate financial managers

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

CPE Credit: 4 hours group live

Area of Study: Management

Prerequisite: None

Adv. Preparation: None

Author: Dan Chenoweth

Acronym: GTG

Scheduling: Combine with Ethics in Action or Shorten Month-End to make a full day program.