Quality. Excellence. High standards. All things worth thinking about personally and professionally. And all things associated with Steve Jobs. So who better than Steve Jobs to challenge us today?
– Who is my yardstick?
– Am I a good yardstick?
1. Make your personal expectations of quality clear.
2. Live those expectations.
3. Become the yardstick worth being measured against.
This quotation says much about effective leadership. Quality starts with you. And I’m not talking to people who have a title of manager, supervisor, VP, Director, or leader. I’m talking about you.
Quality starts with you.
And this isn’t just about quality, either. It is about any attribute or facet of your business or organization. Gandhi told us to be the change we want to see in the world. That is what Steve Jobs is telling us too.
It starts with us.
I could go on – it all starts with us.
How good of a yardstick are you?