“If It’s Not Great, It’s Not Good Enough”
Brent Sims of the Kegel Training Center in Florida says:
“We don’t settle for “good enough.’ If it’s not great, it’s not good enough for our company.”
What a great way to create a sound organization. It reminds me of the best-selling book Good to Great by, Jim Collins. In this book you read about all of the companies that worked to become some of the very best in the world. Their relentless pursuit to go beyond good is quite impressive.
I do an exercise with my executive coaching clients where I challenge them to list some good things that have happened in their work or in their life. Then I have them challenge themselves to push their “goods” to “greats”. I’d like to provide the exercise for you::
AN EXERCISE TO MAKE YOU (and your team) GREAT
- Take two sheets of paper. On one, put WORK at the top. On the other, write LIFE.
- On the left side of each paper, put the word GOOD.
- On the right side of the paper, put the word GREAT.
- Do one sheet at a time (Start with WORK).
- List some good things about work, putting them under GOOD.
- Under GREAT, take each good thing and put how you might make it GREAT.
- Do it for your life, too.
- When done, you will have all sorts of possibilities under the GREAT columns that will enable you to really level up in many areas.