Over on the Greater Than Yourself website, we’re giving folks the opportunity to share their GTY experiences with the rest of us. This morning we received our first submission (which is pretty good considering the book’s been out for less than a week, and the real promotional push won’t happen until the end of the month).
Ricky, the CEO of a real estate development company in Arizona, shares his first step into the GTY endeavor:
“My story is just beginning. In our company, Champion, I have worked to instill the extreme leadership roles to all our partners and friends with some success. Two months ago I dismayed at the [lack of] acceptance by one of our senior partners and worked to try to show him why he needed to lead. He sees himself as a doer more than a leader and also sees his role as a “danger finder.” That is great, but the reason to find the danger is to take it to a solution, and that takes leadership.
In the last two weeks, with candid conversation (Patrick Lencioni’s “Conflict”), he has made great strides.
I read GTY yesterday and in a meeting we had planned for 8:00 this morning, introduced GTY to him…He saw its inherent quality immediately. He called it the engine that leads to great “extreme” or “radical” leadership.
Will he be my GTY Project? Probably. That Project will be coupled with Making a GTY Project for my son Adam (who works with us) and for Stephanie, a partner and a leader.
Maybe that’s too many projects, but I think not, as we are a small company–like no other you have seen–following Jim Collin’s principals and recognizing that as a “Tenant Friendly Development Company” we can make a difference with everyone we contact.
Thanks for the book.
This is the beginning. I hope to expand it and report on it’s success soon.”
Thanks, Ricky! We all look forward to hearing about your progress.