This article was forwarded to me by one of my managers that attended a seminar on performance. There are times when it is very hard to explain to an employee how and why another employee may be a better performer. This is a particular problem when the employee is doing what you ask them to do, but it seems like they are performing at a bare minimum, compared to the high performer being asked to do the same or similar work. If you don’t have a high performer as described in this “parable,” it might be a good idea to begin thinking of ways to find them. Either way I feel this is a good read for both owners and employees alike. Enjoy the read.