Five young boys show up for a wrestling tournament. There are four places awarded. Each goes home with an award. How does that happen?
Or better yet, let’s apply this to adults.
We attend a large conference. During the event, we look around.
There are people are on their phones, checking Twitter and responding to emails. Some people are on their computers. Looking at the screens in front of you, some are taking notes, while others are on Facebook or playing Solitaire. Others are writing in notebooks, mainly taking notes or simply doodling.
At the end, we got a pretty sheet of paper: Certificate of Participation.
Everyone gets the same certificate, just with a different name printed on it.
Everyone. We don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, so we give them all a medal for being there. Regardless of the level of their participation. Continue Reading…