Watching the Super Bowl this past Sunday, I saw the latest Career Builders Ad.  Pretty good, but not as good as some of the earlier ones.

But it reminded me of what happens when you surround the “A” Players with people who aren’t ever going to get to “A”

The “A” player thinks he’s working with monkeys and wants to leave.  Starts asking for more money.  This video shows exactly how they feel and shows the risk you are putting your company in by not “TopGrading” your team and yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrFJQ0iGzw0

This one too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRrMu7B1L2I

So are you surrounded by Monkeys, are your A Players surrounded by Monkey’s,  Are you the Monkey?