I strengthen my leadership resolve through a quarterly review of this treasure. Collins' work is easily placed on the Mount Rushmore of classic Business/Leadership books. He views success as attention to the discipline of People, Thought, and Action. His metaphor to "get the right people on the bus" is critical to any organization. Additional lessons like - the importance of Level 5 leadership (humble but relentless determination), putting your best people on the biggest opportunity, and adapting a hedgehog approach (focus on your competitive advantage) are worthy of mental tattoos.
Outstanding work on the zeitgeist challenges encountered by George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Katharine Graham. Leadership viewed through the prism of organization structure and culture. Expansion of leadership theories throughout. A must academic read!