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Good vs. Great

Updated: Nov 7, 2022

I was driving to work the other morning thinking about what Good people do versus Great people.

  • Good people generally take the easiest route rather than the best route.

  • Good people are more worried about people liking them right now than they are about making the best decisions for the long term best of the team and company.

  • Good people don’t want to make a lot of waves.

  • Good people do not like controversy.

  • Good people are often promoted to run good companies because they are likable.

  • Great people are promoted because they are respected.

  • Great people are different than most.

  • Great people are always thinking. “How can I grow?” and “How can I better my team?”

  • People are attracted to great people.

  • Great people don’t try to be different – they just have a higher sense of excellence and are willing to pay the price!

  • Good companies have the standard good policies and good people.

  • Great companies have a core of great people that are allowed to make decisions that make a difference!

  • Folks are not wowed by good. It is expected.

  • Folks are amazed at great!

  • Great does not just happen – sometimes it takes a lot of thought and practice!

  • Great cares more than good.

  • Great puts it on the line.

  • Great is “All In”.

  • Great people can be found on every level!!!!!

  • Great people often start at the bottom.

  • Great people often want to earn the right to lead.

  • Great people know how to find their sweet spot. Jerry Rice (Arguably the best NFL receiver of all time) was not the quarterback!

  • Great people know their strengths.

  • More importantly, Great people know their weaknesses.

  • Good people often allow themselves to be over promoted and loose their sweet spot.

  • An organization is not Great without Great people at every level in the organization!

  • Great organizations continue to lead change.

  • Good organizations follow.

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