Good to Great (book) by Jim Collins[edit | edit source]
Another book that offers lessons in business management that can be applied to your sports program. Jim Collins, who also co-authored Built to Last, describes how businesses transition from being good companies to great companies, and how most companies fail to make the transition.
In Good to Great, Collins offers seven characteristics of companies that made the leap to greatness. Among them are a culture of discipline and a knack for finding the right people and putting them in positions to succeed. “Greatness is not a function of circumstance,” Collins writes. “Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.”