Being a “jack of all trades, master or none” is not a good thing…
I didn’t realize this for a long time. I used to call myself that, and have heard many others say the same. So many of us would rather be good at many things rather than great at one thing. Our attention span can only go so far, so we scatter our thoughts, projects, and missions. We become great starters, but not great finishers. Does that sound familiar?
Well, this week’s Icon Lesson is from Jim Collins (see others here) – the famed author of Good to Great and Built to Last.
My favorite lesson from him is what he calls The Hedgehog Concept.
Inspired by the famous essay of Isaiah Berlin, Jim shares some of the lessons with a strong favoring of the hedgehog.
The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing. – Greek parable