Monday, December 14, 2009

Are You Depressing Excellence?



Originally uploaded by razorbern

When you decide to depress excellence in any area of life, you invite mediocrity in. There's no way around it.

Pick your poison. Refuse to uphold accountability. Put aside trust. Lose sight of your integrity. Lower expectations to the lowest performing employee so they can "catch up."

Once you've picked your poison, you're well on your way. You've started depressing excellence. Watch morale in the workplace crumble. Say good-bye to your best performers. Welcome mediocrity in with open arms.

Hope that's what you were looking for.

2 comments:

Seventy-Six said...

i.e. Public Education

Andrew Weaver said...

Funny you should mention that. When I first wrote this sentence, "Lower expectations to the lowest performing employee so they can 'catch up.'" I actually wrote, "... lowest performing student..." But, I changed it for some reason.