Evidence of Success

Riffing on yesterday’s post.  What you need to do is “Detect Evidence of Success” for both Core Values and Talent during your hiring process. About 13 years ago I used to present a program called “Detecting Success in Future...

Good Soldiers become Dead Soldiers

Enjoyed listing to the audio from Brad Smart , the TopGrading Guru on how to say no to a boss that asks too much of you. It’s oriented towards the up and coming executive who is talented and gets fired. But for business owners and C-Levels, the reverse of the...

Telling "As" about "B" or "C" Leaving

One of my clients related the perfect way to inform your A Players about a B or C Player that is leaving.He related that the staff member was being let go. Most everyone was ambivalent. Then he relayed that “I asked him to leave so I could keep...

Winter Olympic Version of Topgrading

Watching both the women’s bobsled and the women’s aerial skiing last night, I was struck by the athletic histories of the American competitors. It’s my recollection that none of them grew up wanting to bobsledders or aerialists. The aerialists all...