Giving it Your Best
Excellence should never be confused with perfection, one is achievable the other is not.
Trying to always live up to the standards of others can often cause guilt trips as they place unachievable and unobtainable goals. This leads to people giving up as there is no chance to “win”.
If you are a leader it is right to have goals for your organisation, but to expect that everyone within that organisation shares the same level of passion or same level of skill as you will lead you to great disappointment.
I firmly believe in excellence, and this is my definition…
It is good and right to set challenging goals and expectations but unless they are achievable there will be no celebration. Hope disappears when perfection is the goal.
The only true expectation that a leader should have is that everyone (including themselves) are giving it their best.