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How Good Companies Become Great: Secrets to Success

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Business Management & Organization - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Industry
Diane D. White, MBA, CPA, CMA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



Some companies are “born” great; others change and become great along the way.  This webcasts will discuss how both new and established companies become great.  This session benchmarks world class companies to understand the underlying principles that made them great.

The webcast begins with key lessons about business start-ups from Paul Hawken, author of "Growing a Business".  Next, the session looks at research on existing businesses, beginning with the management classic "In Search of Excellence" and then focusing on Jim Collins’ research presented in "Built to Last", "Good to Great", "How the Mighty Fall" and "Great by Choice".

Help your organization transition from being merely good to truly great.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Gain insights into how good organizations transform themselves into great ones

Major Subjects
  • The link between great companies and their core values
  • Getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats
  • The Hedgehog Concept – a model to identify your company’s focal point to create maximum value
  • How great company leaders differ
  • Why a great company is like a flywheel
  • Why some great companies fall from greatness

Course Materials


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Diane D. WhiteMBA, CPA, CMA, is a finance and accounting executive with 39 years of control and business leadership expertise in both large and small for-profit and non-profit corporations.  She served several Fortune 50 corporations as Division Controller for 25 years before becoming a CFO for nonprofits and small businesses.  Diane recently retired as CFO of Workforce Resource, a nationwide mortgage finance service provider.  She and her husband Jim reside in Beaufort, SC where she enjoys volunteer work, teaching, consulting, writing, and a wide array of Lowcountry outdoor pleasures.


Thu, May 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:51am CDT
Tue, Jun 15, 2021 - 07:00am to 08:51am CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Some management experience helpful
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Corporate financial managers
Original Recording Date 04/25/2018
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Executive Education, Inc.
Date Added to Catalog 02/07/2018

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

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Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 47


Linda H - Westfield, Indiana

"Topic was excellent. Love Diane White. She is an excellent speaker and knows her topic. "

Paul M - Spokane Valley, Washington

"I think Diane is great, and would like to see her present a more technical class. Thanks!"

Dennis A - Caseville, Michigan

"Great information"

Jennifer M

"I liked the additional slides with graphics."

Sue V

"Diane White was great!!! She is well rounded and has industry experience which she shared, so some of the examples were very identifiable! I am very glad that we have more female presenters in these subjects."

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