Jim Collins is one of my favorite leadership / organizational authors and I have applied many of his principles from Good to Great and our leadership team is going through a study on his book Great by Choice.
The 10 steps are:
1. Download and complete the diagnostic tool on his site (actually a very good tool)
2. Get the right people in key seats.
3. Once a quarter, have a brutal facts meeting. (this one is very interesting to me & seems to be valuable but difficult for most people)
4. Set a 15 to 25-year big, hairy audacious goal (BHAG).
5. Commit to a “20-mile march” that you will bring you to your big hairy audacious goal. (the 20-mile march concept is described in his book Great by Choice)
6. Place at least one really big bet in the next three years.
7. Practice productive paranoia.
8. Get a high return on your next luck event.
9. Make a to-do list. “If you have more than three priorities, you don’t have any,” says Collins.
10. Commit to a set of core values that you will want to build your enterprise on, without changing them, for 100 years.
It’s a good article and well worth the read.