Excellence Part II

Last Tuesday introduced the first half of an insightful analysis of the distinction between excellence and perfection. Here’s the balance of the essay. I hope it will help you understand the difference between these two concepts and to more often choose the goal of excellence as your guide.

Food for Thought ~

Perfection is judgment. Excellence is accepting.
Perfection is taking. Excellence is giving.
Perfection is doubt. Excellence is confidence.
Perfection is pressure. Excellence is natural.
Perfection is the destination. Excellence is the journey.

Question of the day ~

How can you apply these guidelines for excellence in your life and in your leadership?

My new column in the North Bay Business Journal is based on a brilliant definition of leadership by John Quincy Adams, our country’s second president. Click here to read the article.