How to Spot A Player Talent in an Interview

Guest post from Rick Crossland: Why Don’t Executives Love to Interview? It is surprising how many executives and even HR professionals do not like or look forward to interviewing candidates.  … Read more

10 Ways to Kill Off Your Star Employees

I wrote this post for another publication in 2014, but it appears they have deleted it. I’m preparing to do a workshop on how to nurture high potentials and found … Read more

Great Employees Trump Perfect Processes

Those that preach and practice Process Improvement, Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing like to tell us that: • “There is no such thing as a poor performer, … Read more

Managing the “Toxic High Performer”

In a recent post, I was surprised by the number of SmartBrief leaders (11.74%) that chose “The high performer who is rapidly rising” as their most challenging team member to … Read more

How to Hire High Performers

You may have seen me write about Topgrading before. I’ve been using and teaching this talent management sytem for a couple of years now. Founder Brad Smart has fine-tuned best … Read more

Leadership Development for A Players

Developing your stars is critical to an organization’s success. Your best employees, or A players, boost company performance, both directly—by working harder at their jobs—and indirectly, by their ability to … Read more