I found Jim Collin’s book Good to Great inspiring to say the least. I recently checked out his website at Jimcollins.com and found some priceless wisdom gleaned from his writings.
The pivot point in Good to Great is the Hedgehog Concept. The essence of a Hedgehog Concept is to attain piercing clarity about how to produce the best long-term results, and then exercising the relentless discipline to say, â€œNo thank youâ€ to opportunities that fail the hedgehog test. When we examined the Hedgehog Concepts of the good-to-great companies, we found they reflected deep understanding of three intersecting circles:
1) what you are deeply passionate about,
2) what you can be the best in the world at, and
3) what best drives your economic engine.
I need to maintain a clarifying vision for the future as I head in a new direction in my emerging spiritual life. The hedgehog principle works for me as an individual. I want to find that thing that I am great at or things and be able to say no to ensure that I nurture that gift.