How to Manage A Players
Whether you’re leading a football team or an entrepreneurial venture, you want to hire the best and the brightest.
You want A Players.
“On average, an A Player produces at least two times the work of the B Player.” -Rick Crossland
Hiring A Players is only the beginning. Keeping them engaged and performing at the highest level is a leadership challenge.
In this short video interview, I speak with Rick Crossland about A Players and how to manage and lead A Players.
I previously interviewed Rick on How to Become an A Player. In today’s interview, I asked him about leading and managing A Players.
Rick is an author, speaker, and consultant. His nearly three decades of experience developing, recruiting, and leading high performers is evident in every chapter of his new book, The A Player: The Definitive Playbook and Guide for Employees and Leaders Who Want to Play and Perform at the Highest Level.
- Top 10% of industry
- Employee you would enthusiastically rehire
- An employee that makes you say “wow!”
How to Manage an A Player
“Leaders must be a step ahead.”
How to On-Board the A Player
“The leader must have priority to make them successful.”
“The leader must have priority to make A Players successful.” -Rick Crossland
Top Reasons A Players Leave an Organization:
Flip flop management
Lack of management congruency
Lack of leadership integrity
“Leadership is fundamentally about credibility.”