Driving the bus may not be the best way to lead a team | Allen Hall


In his book, Good to Great, Jim Collins pens his memorable metaphor comparing leadership of an organisation to that of driving a bus.  He says that to move your company from good to great it’s about getting the right people on the bus, whilst getting the wrong people off the bus, the right people in the right seats and put “who” before “what”. Catchy, visual and incredibly popular by pretty much every leadership programme or book I’ve come across but recently I have begun to question the use of the bus metaphor. This may be the result of leaders who use it to justify swift or abrupt…

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