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I was a high school teacher in my early twenties. Being the new kid on the block, I was given two classes out of five that were "at risk" students. High school students don't usually relish in the idea of math class and "at risk" kids seem to see math as a total waste of their time. The challenge was to bring these students up to a standard set by the state of California so they could graduate. Being a bit like Peter Pan, I like to play games. The game I created for myself and my students was a bit like limbo. I would set the bar for the minimum standard and once they got close, I would move the standard. Over the course of a year, not only did they meet the standard set by the state of California and graduated, some of them even exceeded the standard and went on to college. Lesson learned, never settle for the minimum standard....always be moving the standard for what is acceptable to what is possible.
Today, I employ this lesson with my team mates, as well as myself. When a goal is set and a minimum standard is met, we move the bar. This challenge keeps the over achievers motivated and the underachievers on the hustle. The momentum of the team is always moving forward and our goal lines are always rising. What the team once thought was impossible is not only possible it is our reality. Short, sweet and right to the point….just they way we managers like it.