Do you want to bring peak performance to your organization? If you do not have the time or resources to develop everyone, you are not alone. According to the 10-80-10 principle, any group or organization can be divided into three groups based on their behavior. For leaders, the key is to focus on the 10% already supporting the organization or you, as they can be your champions to influence the 80% who are looking for direction.
In today’s episode Sunjay Nath, author of The 10-80-10 Principle: Unlocking Dynamic Performance, gives you insight on who to focus on to unlock peak performance and how to identify your top 10%.
Where to Focus for Peak Performance
Let’s talk about unlocking peak performance in a human-centered way using the 10-80-10 principle.
The top 10% and bottom 10% is not an assessment of the character of the person. If the criteria you are focusing on change, the top 10% and bottom 10% can swap very quickly.
How you deal with someone who’s disconnected will vary from situation to situation.
When you focus on the bottom 10%, you’re focusing on a person who does not want to be there. This leaves the people who are looking for help, guidance, and support feel ignored when those people could be motivated to support peak performance.
Start from what you want to achieve peak performance. Starting from the high level, the desired result, the end in mind, the mission, the goal, or the vision will set you up to bring in who you want, and empower your top 10%.