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Shifting Sands of Excellence Sept 17 2014

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Slides from a fun workshop on when "Good enough, is", for the Canadian Public Service Excellence Network, Ottawa, September 17, 2014.

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Shifting Sands of Excellence Sept 17 2014

  1. 1. The Shifting Sands of Excellence knowing when good, is good enough. @thomkearney The Canadian Public Service Excellence Network, Ottawa, September 17, 2014.
  2. 2. Agenda Item Duration Presentation 20 min Group Discussions 35 min Plenary Discussion 20 min Wrap up 5 min 90 min
  3. 3. WHAT IS EXCELLENCE?
  4. 4. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
  5. 5. Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Ralph Marston
  6. 6. Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. Pat Riley
  7. 7. Excellence is not so much a destination as a journey.
  8. 8. What does excellence mean to you?
  9. 9. THE HIDDEN MEANING
  10. 10. THE PERFECTION TRAP
  11. 11. IPERA 3000 phone Gcpedia/Gcconnex Open Government MY STORIES
  12. 12. Good enough is. Ipera 1000 circa 1999 http://nusum.wordpress.com/2014/07/27/good-enough-is/
  13. 13. + Excellent!
  14. 14. Sometimes…
  15. 15. Open Government Government of Canada’s Open Government Action Plan #OGAP2
  16. 16. CONCLUSION
  17. 17. Summary 1. Perfection is a moving target. 2. Things can always be better. 3. If you wait for perfect you will never ship. 4. Release early and improve often is the answer.
  18. 18. Working in groups answer the focus questions. WORKSHOP
  19. 19. Workshop Instructions 2. Look for common ground 1. Discuss focus question 3. Take note of differences 4. Report back to room
  20. 20. Focus Questions 1. What does excellence mean to you? Why is it important? 2. What is the perfection trap? 3 things to get out of or avoid the trap? 3. How do you know when is something good enough?
  21. 21. Groups report and we attempt to come up with collective answers. PLENARY
  22. 22. PROGRESS IS BETTER THAN PERFECT.
  23. 23. THANK YOU @THOMKEARNEY THOMK@ROGERS.COM

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