An Organizational Effectiveness Model for Private Sector Education

A Great Place to Learn & Earn™ is published semimonthly offering anecdotes of organizational effectiveness and industry trends for shareholders, board members, executives, administrators, faculty, staff, employers, the regulatory community, trade associations, vendors, the media, and other stakeholders within the private sector education industry. For a complimentary subscription (free, cancel anytime) click "Read More" below the preview content.

Blogpost 102:  People Before Vision: Modeling Jim Collins’ Good to Great® Paradox

By David J Waldron

Introduction to A Great Place to Learn & Earn™

In his seminal book, Good to Great (Harper Business), Jim Collins and his research team studied organizations who had transformed from merely good companies to great, legendary enterprises.  The team found several common denominators that were shared by each company studied.   Many of these shared traits were paradoxical or counter to conventional wisdom.  Whereas business books are typically a dime a dozen, Good to Great is considered by many as one of the best ever written.  I am in that camp, and therefore have chosen these key concepts as the basis of this blogpost of A Great Place to Learn & Earn™ to demonstrate how private sector education schools and companies can make the leap to greatness. (Click "Read More" below right)

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GOOD TO GREAT – Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t.  Copyright © 2001 by Jim Collins.  Published by Harper Business (imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.) For more information visit:



    A Great Place to Learn & Earn™  is written by David Waldron, an award winning two decade veteran of the for-profit education services industry. The blogs are based on his comprehensive private sector education organizational effectiveness model of the same name.


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