Top Talent - Who Are Your Top 10%?

Contractors are all highly leveraged around their top talent.

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Here’s a great exercise with your executive team. You can self-facilitate but engaging an experienced and objective 3rd party can provide significant benefits:

Quote: If you took the twenty smartest people out of Microsoft it would be an insignificant company. Bill Gates. Book: Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin.

Look at the Top 15% and dig deeply into:

  • What behaviors do they exhibit daily?  What are the patterns? How do those compare with the bottom 15%?
  • What path did they take from childhood until today to get here?  What are the patterns? How do those compare with the bottom 15%?
  • What creates their internal drive to perform?  What are the patterns? How do those compare with the bottom 15%?

Putting this into action:

Just having this rigorous facilitation identifies and changes behaviors.  Often top performers don’t even know why they are so good at what they do so they have difficulty transferring those skills.




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