Excellence is Personal

Yesterday, I was discussing a tough situation with a supervisor to get his advice. He emphasized the importance of ensuring we were giving our best and said:

‘Not delivering excellent work is not only a question of quality … but also of integrity.’

One of the components that I most appreciate at our company is that our most senior leaders not only evidence great work, but they also model great character, reflected in the day-to-day decisions. Ways that I’ve noticed our company is different are that the people who work here (following the example of senior leadership) do what they say they are going to do.How refreshing it is to see this example in action, especially during a time when our generation is constantly inundated with case after case of leaders doing the opposite. Important leaders are inspiring our generation with their example by living one of the most difficult principles that Andy Stanley teaches:

“Character is the will to do what’s right … even when (and especially when) it’s hard.” 

I cherish these small moments, and what a privilege it is to learn from others on a daily basis.  If I’ve learned anything, it is that I have so much to learn.

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