“Let’s Get Better”

No, the title of this entry is not about the encouragement I give my daughter as she battles a cold. Instead, it is the charge issued by UNC women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance to his players prior to each practice.

“Excellence is not out of reach. It is accomplished through deliberate actions, ordinary in themselves, performed consistently and carefully, made into habits, compounded together, and added up over time.”

—The Mundanity of Excellence (Chambliss, 1988)

The Honda commercial embodies the quote above and well-run organizations that are committed to a shared vision of excellence.


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