23 Best Good to Great book quotes by Jim Collins

Best quotes From Good To Great Book By Jim Collins

Good to Great book is a nonfiction book written by Jim C. Collins and it’s originally published on 16 October 2001. This book is especially for business owners who want to improve themselves and can upgrade their entrepreneurship skills.

It is a very popular book among entrepreneurs and that’s why it is on the list of bestsellers and sold over more than four million copies.

In this book, Jim Collins defined that how can we upgrade our company from good to great. He also says that ‘Greatness’ defined by a company that archives financial performance several multiples better than the market average.

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Here’s the List of Best Good to Great Book Quotes

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great Good to great quotes (1)

1. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great”

– Jim C. Collins
People are not your most important assets, the right people are - Good to great quotes (2)

2. “People are not your most important assets, the right people are”

– Jim C. Collins
True leadership had people who follow when they have the freedom not to - Good to great quotes (3)

3. “True leadership had people who follow when they have the freedom not to”

– Jim C. Collins
Mediocrity result first and foremost, from management failure, not a technology failure - Good to great quotes (9)

4. “Mediocrity results first and foremost from management failure, not a technology failure”.

– Jim C. Collins
By definition, everyone can’t be above the average - Good to great quotes (5)

5. “By definition, everyone can’t be above the average”

– Jim C. Collins
If you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right direction; you still won’t have a great company great vision without great people is irrelevant - Good to great quotes (6)

6. “If you have the wrong people, it doesn’t matter whether you discover the right direction; you still won’t have a great company great vision without great people is irrelevant”

– Jim C. Collins
A culture of discipline is not a principal of the business, it’s a principle of greatness - Good to great quotes (7)

7. “A culture of discipline is not a principal of the business, it’s a principle of greatness.”

– Jim C. Collins
You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit - Good to great quotes (8)

8. “You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit”

– Jim C. Collins
While you can buy your way to growth, you absolutely can’t buy your way to greatness - Good to great quotes (10)

9. “While you can buy your way to growth, you absolutely can’t buy your way to greatness”

– Jim C. Collins
Innovation without discipline leads to disaster - Good to great quotes (11)

10. “Innovation without discipline leads to disaster”

– Jim C. Collins
Core values are essential for enduring greatness, but it doesn’t seem to matter what those core values are - Good to great quotes (26)

11. “Core values are essential for enduring greatness, but it does seem to matter what those core values are”

– Jim C. Collins
Greatness is not a function of circumstances greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline - Good to great quotes (13)

12. “Greatness is not a function of circumstances greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline”

– Jim C. Collins
A great mission without great people is irrelevant - Good to great quotes (14)

13. “A great mission without great people is irrelevant”

– Jim C. Collins
A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people - Good to great quotes (15)

14. “A company should limit its growth based on its ability to attract enough of the right people”

– Jim C. Collins
Creativity dies in an undisciplined environment - Good to great quotes (16)

15. “Creativity dies in an undisciplined environment”

– Jim C. Collins
Faith in the endgame helps you live through the months or years of buildup - Good to great quotes (17)

16. “Faith in the endgame helps you live through the months or years of buildup”

– Jim C. Collins
The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone you’ve made a hiring mistake - Good to great quotes (18)

17. “The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone you’ve made a hiring mistake”

– Jim C. Collins
Managing your problem can only make you good, whereas building your opportunities is the only way to become great - Good to great quotes (19)

18. “Managing your problem can only make you good, whereas building your opportunities is the only way to become great”

– Jim C. Collins
No’ matter what we achieve if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life - Good to great quotes (20)

19. “No’ matter what we achieve if we don’t spend the vast majority of our time with people we love and respect, we cannot possibly have a great life”

– Jim C. Collins
You can’t manufacture passion or motivate people to feel passionate, you can only discover what ignites your passion and the passions of those around you - Good to great quotes (21)

20. “You can’t manufacture passion or motivate people to feel passionate, you can only discover what ignites your passion and the passions of those around you”

– Jim C. Collins
Your status and authority in Nucor come from your leadership capabilities, not your position - Good to great quotes (22)

21. “Your status and authority in Nucor come from your leadership capabilities, not your position”

– Jim C. Collins
"When used right, technology becomes an accelerator of momentum, not a creator of it"  - good to great quotes

22.”When used right, technology becomes an accelerator of momentum, not a creator of it”

– Jim C. Collins
Technology cannot turn a good enterprise into a great one, nor by itself prevent disaster - Good to great quotes (24)

23. “Technology cannot turn a good enterprise into a great one, nor by itself prevent disaster”

– Jim C. Collins

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