Today’s organizations are using the word "excellence" with increasing frequency as they look to the future and describe their goals and visions. Popularized by Tom Peters and Bob Waterman in the hugely successful book In Search of Excellence, the term has come to represent a highly desirable state of achievement and well-being in organizations.
"Excellence in the Forest Service,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 71
, Article 4.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol71/iss1/4