One thing that differentiates average managers from the really successful ones is their devotion to excellence.
When we ask managers how committed they are to excellence in their role, the majority tell us that they are ‘very’ or ‘totally’. But when we probe a little further and ask what they specifically do to show excellence in their work, there is a distinct lack of clarity.
Let me ask you the same question; how committed are you to excellence in everything you do?
Those we have worked with over the years who have demonstrated this commitment to excel in all they do, share one particular emotion that makes them stand out. And that is the passion they show for excellence.
By that I mean they see opportunities to show a very high work ethic in everything they do, and the passion they show for that level of performance outweighs everything else. All they do is stamped with high quality, and they approach their tasks with a resolute mind-set that creates a confidence in everyone who works with them.
So can you raise your standards whenever you need to get results? If you do that consistently, there is every chance you have a ‘passion for excellence.
Originally published: 10 November, 2010
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