We’ve come full circle. Excellence has a lot to do with how we define success. For John Wooden, it was about “knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” That is excellence. And excellence requires putting into place some markers, benchmarks that help you know if you are gaining greater excellence and becoming more successful. Some markers are quite objectively measured. Others are rather subjective.


Once you and your colleagues have determined what excellence looks like, you are ready to determine the steps you need to take to get there. The steps to excellence, the path you will follow in the pursuit of excellence, are critical.


Define success. Get focused. Move upstream. Build reserves. And pursue excellence. Make those moves as part of your drive to future success.

If you would like to get a better handle on governance, I simply offer a shameless plug for my book, Board Essentials: 12 Best Practices of Board Governance. A friend who chairs both a corporate and a nonprofit board suggests it as a great primer.

Board Essentials Book

And for more information visit www.boardtrekconsulting.com

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About Dave Coleman

Dave Coleman Principal / Consultant Phone: 253-237-4118 After many years of nonprofit leadership and the privilege of getting to know hundreds of organizations through my work with the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, I am pleased to offer my services to you at BoardTrek Nonprofit Consulting. Our small Pacific Northwest based company is focused on helping guide nonprofit organizations and their leaders into the future by offering our services in board governance, strategic planning, leadership development and organizational change. Always feel free to contact me with your thoughts and questions.
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