The Class of the Top 10%
I just finished performance reviews for my team. Annual reviews are often an opportunity to access performance and review goals. Some people obviously fair better then others…but the fact remains to be the best you have to be a rock star.
Cincinnati Children’s is to Hospital Medical Centers that Harvard is to higher education. Our national rankings support that fact, as do the exceptional service, care, research and discoveries that occur in our environment daily.
It’s said to get into law school you need to be in the top 10% of your class. So how do you evaluate a class filled 100% with the top 10% of a class? How can a company filled with exceptional people possibly evaluate all of its employees to an excel rating? Is it logical or practical that every employee reaches these heights? Or do you continue to raise the bar.
It’s about the best getting better. I call it ‘Perpetual Improvement’. You can’t stop the best from getting better. You just can’t.
As a ‘Mad Man’ ad guy I’m use to being around people who walk with a swagger. Who walk and talk it everyday. But the fact is that not everyone can be a rock star. Right? Hmmmm. Well Brian Epstein you think you can discover The Beatles everyday? I believe you can. I believe within all of us there is a rock star waiting to be discovered. Ready to find that gene that truly cures congenital heart disease or pen the words of Maya Angelou that moves someone to weep with joy.
Men at Work – Who Can it Be Now
I work with rock stars. Researchers and doctors who no doubt will cure some of this worlds most wicked diseases and/or someone on my team who may write a story or publish an article that someone half way around the world in some remote city or town will read or share with that someone who needs it and that in itself will inevitably save the life of their child or someone’s child they may know. Sweet…you know it.
The rock star in all of us has the capability to spin the word…sing the equation…dance the molecule or apply that gentle strum to a person that changes a life unknowingly without intention or if we’re lucky knowingly.
So consider this…you are in the top 10% of your class. You are in a sea of many who undoubtedly has the potential to change life for yourself or someone you may not even know. Perhaps through a word…an action…a simple forwarding of an email that inevitably may make a difference.
Chuck Berry – ‘Long Distance Information‘
We read words by the tens of thousands throughout each and everyday…we blog…we play in social media. We interact in a world that is clogged with information overload. We delete…forward…reply…text and share information with amazing concentration and extreme lack of consideration. Hmmm…the sacred geometry of chance.
Shape of My Heart
But believe you me … while doing this you may have just been a rock star and didn’t even realize it. You shared something with someone…somewhere that made an impact…sparked an idea…created an inspiration…or maybe saved a life. Trivial? I think not. Lyrics and rhythms in life can be sung or unsung…your choice.
It’s Fun Being a Rock Star
Discover the hidden laws of a probable outcome. As always…I thank you for reading. Sting may say it best…enjoy it rock star you deserve it.