Excellence: The Ultimate Leadership Success Secret

 In career devleopment, Leadership, Leadership Development, Rick Conlow
Leadership Excellence

Excellence is defined as:

  • Doing more than expected.
  • Focusing on the highest standards.
  • Acting your very best in all that you do.
  • Going the extra mile.
  • Committing to continuous learning.
  • Helping others succeed and sharing your success with others.
  • Living with integrity.

5 Powerful Quotes about Excellence

Aristotle Quote
  1. “Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.” Rick Pitino
  2. “Excellence is not a skill; it’s an attitude.” Ralph Marston
  3. “We are what we repeatedly do, excellence is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle
  4. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius
  5. “Excellence is doing the common things in an uncommon way.” Booker T. Washington
All Excellence is Difficult

The wise man also learned that all excellence is equally challenging. Along the way he met many who had excuses for their failure like:

  • It takes too much time.
  • It isn’t fair.
  • Other people get in the way.
  • Nobody helps me.
  • It’s too hard.

Ultimately,this is why so many managers stumble and fail. They are unwilling to put in the effort to learn, to change, and to mentor and coach others. Those that are diligent and persevere reap the rewards in personal and career achievements. Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi wisely said, “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.”

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Rick Conlow
Rick Conlow is the CEO & Founder of Rick Conlow International, a consulting, training and coaching firm. He has helped over 200 companies such as Target, Costco, Andersen Windows, Spectrum, Northern Power, Meijer, Carpet King, International Truck, John Deere, Lowes Financial, and Canadian Linen improve customer loyalty, increase sales and add profits. Rick has been a general manager, vice president, training director, program director, and national sales trainer. He has authored 22 books, and regularly speaks at conferences and to audiences of all sizes.
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  • Siosi Olive Pele

    This is short and sweet ! good to know excellence.

  • Yuhong Cao

    Rick, for quote #3: “We are what we reportedly do, excellence is not an act but a habit.” shall it be “repeatedly do”? I googled it, only you said “reportedly do”.


    • Rick Conlow

      Hi Yuhong:
      Thank you, fixed it. Let me know how we can be of service. The best of success to you.

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