Excellence vs Perfectionism

My experience has been that a culture of perfectionism in a team is toxic, and ultimately leads to lower outcomes overall, while a culture of excellence leads to both team health and great outcomes.

So how do we distinguish between the two?

Where is the line between excellence and perfectionism?

Book Spotlight: ‘Leadershift’ by John Maxwell

When I surveyed readers of A Deliberate Life, one of the themes you said you most enjoyed was content was around ideas and reading, and my annual ‘Top 10 Reads’ posts are consistently among the most popular, so I thought I’d start featuring particular books I’m reading. I’d love to hear if there are particular books from former lists that you’d like to see featured!

I’m kicking off today with a book I just finished – the most recent release from leadership guru and prolific author, John Maxwell.

Book

Leadershift: 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace

by John Maxwell

Released 2019

10 Quotes for International Women’s Day

According to the UN, International Women’s Day “is a day to reflect on how far we have come and how far we still have to go to truly achieve gender equality.” I believe it is a great reminder that, today and every day, we are strongest when every member of our community is free to make their greatest contribution.

International Women's Day

Showing Up For Life

I went to a wake recently. I didn’t know the deceased, but she was loved by someone I love.

people

It’s all really just people, in the end, isn’t it? The people you impact up close through your relationships, and the people you impact either directly or indirectly through your vocation.

It’s all people, and their lives that we’re either adding to or detracting from.

It’s all people, which seems simple when you boil it down to that. Except that it’s all people, which means it’s not simple at all. None of it.