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How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People

by Bradford D. Smart, Ph.D.

Great companies don't just depend on strategies — they depend on people. The more great people on your team, the more successful your organization will be. But that's easier said than done. Statistically, half of all employment decisions result in a miss-hire: The wrong person winds up in the wrong job. But companies that have followed Bradford Smart's advice in Topgrading have boosted their successful hiring rate to 90 percent or better, giving them an unbeatable competitive advantage.

What You'll Learn

In this summary of Topgrading, you will learn:

  • How leading companies have embraced topgrading.
  • A practical approach to the Topgrading Interview, the proven best practice for assessing talent.
  • How to turn some B-Players and C-Players into A-Players.
  • Successful techniques for developing and coaching A-Players.
  • How to gain a strong advantaage over your competition.
  • What management competencies to look for when hiring a potential A-Player.
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