Archive for the 'Excellence' Category

Oozing Excellence

November 25th, 2013

Oozing ExcellenceExcellence begins as a decision — one where you look at your life, business, and relationships and decide that everything you touch is going to better, that the example you set is going to be inspiring   …continues

Excellence is a Choice

March 13th, 2013

Excellence is a Choice“A man’s reach,” wrote Robert Browning, “must exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for?”

This reaching, this searching for something better, for the realization   …continues

The Art of Exceeding Expectations

March 12th, 2013

Exceeding ExpectationsSearch wherever you will for a single sound argument against the principle of going the extra mile, and you will not find it, nor will you find a   …continues

Martin Luther King on Excellence

March 9th, 2013

Martin Luther King on ExcellenceBeing part of a qualitatively different world or environment where excellence is expected and practiced is the key to achieving excellence.   …continues

A Steaming Pile of Nonsense

March 6th, 2013

Pile of NonsenseThere’s a very popular book series that has enjoyed a long life on the best seller list titled, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.

It offers a philosophy that is immensely popular, but  …continues

Why Everything Counts

March 1st, 2013

Everything CountsEverything Counts! is an execution strategy for inspiring excellence and driving exceptional results. It offers a profoundly important message for running a great business and for enjoying a fulfilling quality of life.   …continues

A Story of Pride, Hope and Glory

January 18th, 2012

Pride, Hope and GloryYou can’t reach your potential or live life to the fullest if you spend your days making excuses, having or accepting low standards, and doing just enough   …continues

Confronting Mediocrity

October 18th, 2010

Confronting MediocrityThere’s never a good time to be mediocre, but a recession punishes those who are inflicted with this disease. As far as employment opportunities are concerned, it’s cherry picking time for smart managers and entrepreneurs.  …continues

Expose Yourself to Excellence

July 19th, 2010

Expose Yourself to ExcellenceExpose yourself to new ideas, to stimulating conversation, to positivity, to good–honorable people, to quality music, to healthy food, and…anything that displays excellent.  …continues

Funky Street Sweeping

January 21st, 2010

Street SweeperIf a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.   …continues

On Personal Development and Self Improvement

June 14th, 2009

Standing out in a crowdEvery morning when you wake up, you can — and should — embrace the notion that there is something about you, your life, your business, or the way that you carry yourself that could stand to be improved.

Every day requires dedication, discipline, good judgment, energy — and the feeling that there’s something about yourself that you can make better.   …continues

Inspiring Excellence – Alpha to Omega

June 12th, 2009

Quality CompassLet’s cut right to the chase, you make hundreds of decisions every day. Some matter more than others. But committing to excellence is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in terms of your life’s success.

Excellence is a quality, a standard, and it will become the expected norm once you embrace excellence as a core value.   …continues

Forget Excellence — Be Outstanding!

May 14th, 2009

The Ritz Carlton
I’ve always been impressed with the Socratic Method of teaching by asking good, sound, leading questions that challenge the intellect, so here’s one for you to ponder: “How does one create and sustain outstanding performance?”

First and foremost, you must live and die by the spirit of this rule:   …continues

Excellence is a Guilty Pleasure!

May 5th, 2009

Quality takes effort.Do you want to be excellent? I mean do you want to build a reputation for being the best in your field? Is so, then here’s a guaranteed strategy that will work instantly for anyone, anywhere, in any profession.

Stop – right now, this instant by simply deciding to quit doing less than excellent work. What a profound idea!   …continues