Jim Collins is my new management hero. The "Hitting The Wall" article on this page is outstanding. I need to read more of his books. There's one weird thing about him, though: he talks about the importance of humble, un-self-centered leadership, and yet he himself seems fairly oriented towards attention-getting. I wonder how he rationalizes / justifies that.
Another iffy thing about his theories: he talks about big, hairy, ambitious goals - and he says that good ones come out of understanding and bad ones come out of bravado. But how can you know if your goal came out of understanding or bravado until afterwards, when you've won or lost? (Of course, he did foresee this complaint, and even addresses it in *Good To Great*.)
Still, I want to believe.