I recently went to see “The Kings Speech”. I thought it was brilliant. I believe it deserved to win Best Picture.
Colin Firth was brilliant as King George. He was made even more brilliant by the incredible support of Geoffrey Rush as Lionel and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth.
David Seidler had an incredible vision to be able to turn an okay but relatively boring story into a moving and award-winning screen play.
It was Tom Hooper, as director, who kept everyone on track to achieve that vision of possibility for what this movie could be.
We are those people who you see sitting in the theatre after the movie is over. We are the ones watching the credits. As we were sitting there after The King’s Speech, the list went on and on and I was struck by how many people it took to make this movie excellent. And by how each and every role was critical to the success of the other.
… The costume people, the people who found the locations and especially the people who made sure everyone had food and water when they needed it.
Each and every one of the people involved was important to the success and they had to excel at their job in order for The King’s Speech to have won Best Picture.
It occurred to me how excellent movies are like everything that is excellent … they all require a team of incredible people doing their very best to achieve excellence toward a common goal.
This is particularly true of excellent companies. The best companies do not have mediocre teams achieving average results. There is always an excellent team of people, doing their very best to achieve a common goal of excellence.
Here is some food for thought:
- What does excellence look like for you?
- Are you building an average company or an excellent company?
- Is your team clear on what excellence looks like for them?
- Are they motivated to achieve that standard?
- Are you going that extra degree to be the very best?
- Are you striving for excellence?