Insights for Leaders

Constant Improvement

Posted on: April 23rd, 2007 | 0 Comments

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”  — Winston Churchill

According to Tom Peters in his #1 best seller, In Search of Excellence, “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence — only in constant improvement and constant change.”

Even when change is in our best interest our inclination is to resist. The reality of change is that we must reform our habits, reshape our values, alter our relationships, or adopt new responsibilities. For most people, that is too much work — for those in search of excellence, it is a requirement.

The Bottom Line: Leaders challenge the status quo and embrace change with the goal of constant improvement and excellence.