level 5 leaders

A Quote by Jim Collins on ambition, level 5 leaders, self-interest, and ego

Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It's not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious--but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 21

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A Quote by Jim Collins on level 5 leaders, duality, modest, willful, humble, and fearless

Level 5 leaders are a study in duality: modest and willful, humble and fearless.

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 22

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A Quote by Jim Collins on level 5 leaders, leadership, decision making, drive, and results

Level 5 leaders are fanatically driven, infected with an incurable need to produce sustained results. They are resolved to do whatever it takes to make the company great, no matter how big or hard the decisions.  

Jim Collins

Source: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, Pages: 39

Contributed by: Brian

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