Striving for the

Spirit of Excellence

PURPOSE:
TO GIVE TOOLS FOR CONTINUED STRIVING

1. mediocrity seems to reign in the now generation
2. thoughts, actions, dress, timeliness, craftsmanship, integrity

SPIRIT = characteristic, guts, inner composition
EXCELLENCE = superiority, brilliance, distinction, fineness

KEEP IT SIMPLE
  • Select a few, good measures in which you want to excel

  • Make sure they have the necessary characteristics which will lead to excellence-not hitting and missing;

  • A LITTLE DAB WILL NOT DO

  • But remember that no measure is perfect.

Having Measures will:
  • Focus attention where you want it focused

  • Ensure that people don't become confused with what you are seeking to project

Remember

You can always add more measures later if you wish. Everything can be improved upon measurement and common sense go together!

Characteristics of Good Measures

Relevance    

Is the measure related to a concept important for goal attainment-why am I striving for it?


Validity    

The measure really measures what it is supposed to measure.


 

Reliability    

The measure provides consistent, accurate "readings"
 

 
Sensitivity    

The measure detects changes that you consider important
 

 

Timeliness    

The measure provides information in time to be useful.

 
Usefulness for Multiple Purposes    

Is what I am striving for going to lead me to measurable goal attainment--excellence
 

Cost    

The benefits of the measure are worth whatever it costs to "get" it. What will it cost me to use what I have perfected--excellence
 

Credibility    

The measure seems reasonable and will provide information that is believable someone other than you should see the results