by Matt Mattson
If you raised your standards for membership this fall — significantly — what would happen?
What if you only allowed students with a 3.75 GPA or better to be considered for membership? Would there be fewer people interested? Or more? Would there be more smart people interested?
If you had a detailed,Values-Based Selection Process, that made your organization significantly more selective, how would that impact your fall new member class?
Like attracts like. High quality people are attracted to high quality organizations. If you only have to be mediocre to get into your group, then it is likely that mostly mediocre people will want to join. If you have be be excellent, then excellent people will suddenly start to show interest.