Higher performers tend to be intrinsically motivated. They work from their own high standards, their own why. They don’t depend on their bosses’ standards or imposed consequences to perform well. They don’t need to be held accountable by others. They show up as adults.
We can help any performers progress toward higher performance by helping them learn how to work from their own why. It involves teaching them how to dream and learn. The more instrinsically motivated people are, the less they need to be managed. Everyone wins, including them.