B Players are NOT Good Enough

09.15.2014  |  Posted by: admin  |  No Comments ››

By Guest Blogger, Brad Smart
Hundreds of companies have embraced Topgrading and have achieved 75%+ hiring success, meaning 75%+ of those hired turn out to be A Players. But there sometimes is confusion as to what exactly is an A Player, and why is “A Potential” the only other “good” category. Why aren’t B Players [...]

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Why I Love Being A Coach

Why I Love Being A Coach

09.06.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  No Comments ››

Looking back over my career, most of the jobs I’ve had involved a coaching component. Whether I was a retail store management trainee, a business owner, territory salesman or nonprofit executive leader, coaching was a key part of what each job required. In late 2009 I began a time of extended reflection regarding [...]

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“Marking” Your Coaching Territory – Differentiating Yourself

“Marking” Your Coaching Territory – Differentiating Yourself

08.27.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  No Comments ››

If you’ve ever had a dog, you know that dogs like to “mark” their territory. We once had a purebred Japanese Chin. As cute as he was, he was obsessive about marking his territory, much to my wife’s chagrin. It got to the point where it was the dog or me. [...]

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What Gazelles Means to A Coach

What Gazelles Means to A Coach

08.22.2014  |  Posted by: Doug Wick  |  No Comments ››

I’ve seen the other route and I’m convinced this is the best way to coach.

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Strategic Planning v3.0 – Strategic Thinking vs Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning v3.0 – Strategic Thinking vs Strategic Planning

08.11.2014  |  Posted by: Ken Thiessen  |  No Comments ››

The words “strategic planning” send chills down the spine of most reasonable people.  That’s due in part to less than positive experiences in a process that was called “strategic planning.”  Given the option of watching paint dry or engaging a strategic planning process, most would choose the former.  Consultants like me share a significant degree [...]

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