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Who kidnapped Excellence?
What stops us from giving and being our best?
Harry Paul + John Britt +Ed Jent
Most companies talk about
excellence on a routine basis. Yet,
they do so without a common
definition. How d we define
exce...
Too often at work and in life, our
perception of excellence is
compromised by rationalization,
by resetting the yardstick ...
Passion
Something that inspires everyone
with energy, enthusiasm and
caring.
Passion turns life into an
adventure
Competency
The skills needed to do your best
Flexibility
Response to unique situations
whenever they occur
Communication in an Orgn
All about roles and expectations
Ownership
Giving your best and taking 100%
responsibility for the job
If you are indifferent
You will deflate passion of others
If you are inflexible
You are choosing policy and
procedure over adaptability and
common sense
Avoid competency traps, they are
about staying in areas where you
are good. Move out of that trap to
be challenged and to ...
If you want excellence, always
provide the relevant people the
opportunity to be involved in
solving the problem.
“I am looking for a few good men
with an infinite capacity for not
knowing what can be done”-
Henry Ford
“The single biggest problem with
communication is the illusion that
it has taken place’ GB Shaw
Best employee owner’s manual
• Passion : You get to choose your attitude –
choose the best
• Competency: Know, what, when ...
Individuals and companies
become average when they
nurture mediocrity.
If you want to be excellent, rate
yourself on
passion,competency,flexibility,
communication and ownership.
It takes mastery and practice in all
five areas of the previous slide to
stay excellent.
Make the choice each day not to
be burdened by negativity,
instead, rise above it with a zest
for life and desire for pers...
Excellence is a journey, not a
destination
Who Kidnapped Excellence - Book Review
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Who Kidnapped Excellence - Book Review

  1. 1. Who kidnapped Excellence? What stops us from giving and being our best? Harry Paul + John Britt +Ed Jent
  2. 2. Most companies talk about excellence on a routine basis. Yet, they do so without a common definition. How d we define excellence?
  3. 3. Too often at work and in life, our perception of excellence is compromised by rationalization, by resetting the yardstick of measuring our performance. We externalize!
  4. 4. Passion Something that inspires everyone with energy, enthusiasm and caring. Passion turns life into an adventure
  5. 5. Competency The skills needed to do your best
  6. 6. Flexibility Response to unique situations whenever they occur
  7. 7. Communication in an Orgn All about roles and expectations
  8. 8. Ownership Giving your best and taking 100% responsibility for the job
  9. 9. If you are indifferent You will deflate passion of others
  10. 10. If you are inflexible You are choosing policy and procedure over adaptability and common sense
  11. 11. Avoid competency traps, they are about staying in areas where you are good. Move out of that trap to be challenged and to learn.
  12. 12. If you want excellence, always provide the relevant people the opportunity to be involved in solving the problem.
  13. 13. “I am looking for a few good men with an infinite capacity for not knowing what can be done”- Henry Ford
  14. 14. “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place’ GB Shaw
  15. 15. Best employee owner’s manual • Passion : You get to choose your attitude – choose the best • Competency: Know, what, when and how to do it • Flexibility: Be willing to accept new ideas and methods without compromising values • Communication : Listen intently and speak with clarity • Ownership : Take charge of your actions, behavior and performance.
  16. 16. Individuals and companies become average when they nurture mediocrity.
  17. 17. If you want to be excellent, rate yourself on passion,competency,flexibility, communication and ownership.
  18. 18. It takes mastery and practice in all five areas of the previous slide to stay excellent.
  19. 19. Make the choice each day not to be burdened by negativity, instead, rise above it with a zest for life and desire for personal excellence.
  20. 20. Excellence is a journey, not a destination

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