In this blog post, I share how to promote excellence in three steps.
Excellence is not perfection. What a relief, right?
Excellence is giving your best, achieving the best results within given conditions.
This does not mean to accept all conditions but to find creative ways and resources to do the best YOU can.
As a recovering perfectionist, I have to constantly work on my expectations of myself and of those around me.
This is so crucial in leadership.
I have high standards for myself when it comes to discipline and performance.
But if those standards are irrational or unachievable for myself or the people I lead, it might cause more damage than anything.
The last thing anyone wants is to feel like a failure.
I have learned over the years in life and leadership that expecting high standards comes with a cost not everyone is willing to pay.
There also might be the misconception that trying to get away from perfectionism means doing average.
I know from myself this can hold us back from achieving excellence.
It’s almost like ‘if I can’t do it perfectly I should not do it at all’. This is a trap.
Your best is enough!
Excellence is giving your best, not striving for perfection.
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Happy Friday everyone (or whatever day you’re reading this)!