I read a daily devotional written by Joel Osteen, called “Your Best Life Begins Every Morning.” On Monday I read the following:
“A person of excellence and integrity goes the extra mile to do what’s right. He keeps his word even when it’s difficult. People of excellence give their employer a full day’s work; they don’t come in late, leave early, or call in sick when they are not. When you have an excellent spirit, it shows up in the quality of your work, and the attitude with which you do it.”
I’ve always called this spirit “Passion” and try to bring it to work every day whether it is for my own work or on behave of a client. It is sorely missing in a lot of people, which makes those who do strive for excellence to stand out even more in the crowd.
I challenge you to not only become a person of excellence for yourself, but to model it for others to aspire to themselves. As managers and leaders we play the dual role of both employee and employer. We want our employees to be people of excellence the same as our manager wants it from us.
What can you do to be a person of excellence in your company?