Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world. Today's Indian corporates operate in times that can be described as the ‘Age of Excellence'. In present enabling environment, on the basis of an idea, you can create a big company like Goggle. The limitation now is not money, but one's own thinking.With India breaking free from the chains of the License Raj and government regulations, individuals have become the masters of their destiny. The efforts of individuals working in the company and leadership skills now decide whether a company will be successful or an also ran. Excellence then is the final and only arbiter of success. Those companies that have tested success are those who have searched for excellence with in themselves, irrespective of their conditions. Internally they have created conditions that drive success even in the most inclement weather. Jet Airways is an outstanding example. While other airlines that took off at almost the same time as Jet have folded up, the latter has simply moved from strength to strength.Excellence is not a mirage .It can be achieved by focusing on simple principles like customer focus, quality management, increasing shareholder value and benchmarking against global best practices. Indian corporates have readily adopted modern day practices like Six Sigma and ISO-9000 Series to get best out of their employees. More and more Indian companies now believe that excellence is their dharma as well as karma.
One staunch believer in this philosophy is Rahul Bajaj who spent years in fighting global majors like Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki in Indian auto space to create the formidable Bajaj Auto and the company is now looking at global shores.Growth is life. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, world's second richest man, encouraged his employees to embrace new challenges as they let go old responsibilities .It resulted in old economy dead steel business becoming the most happening industry world wide and Mittal Steel developing the reputation of turnaround wizard.Excellence is passion. Outstanding people have one thing in common – an absolute sense of passion. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but becomes a habit. It is the pursuit of perfection. The quest is unending. Companies that are leaders in their industries constantly compete with their past performances and feel the need to improve and better themselves. Excellence is in details. So one must give attention to details and excellence will surely follow.