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Are you an A-Player, B-Player or C-Player?

Gulp.   This is a difficult question to ask yourself.  Objectively speaking, are you a top performer (as in the top 10-20%) on  your team?  Certainly if you are reading this I’m sure it’s safe to say you are not a C-Player… the bottom 20%, the ones that miraculously year after year find a way to not get fired, sometimes affectionately known as the “paycheck robbers”.  Or do you perhaps fall into the safe zone, the B-Player zone?  B-Players fall in that middle zone where greatness doesn’t happen frequently but at least with good coaching and plenty of drive they can easily work their way into the A-team.

This article from FastCompany highlights an issue that too many leaders are spending too much time on their A-Players, instead of spending more time in developing grow the B & C level workers.  Do you think this is a true problem?  Is there such a thing as spending “too much time” with the rock stars of your team?  If leaders think this is a true problem, aren’t there creative ways to pair up A-Players with B-Players to help elevate everyone’s level of performance?

About the Author
In 1995, Mercedes Ramirez Johnson narrowly survived a commercial airplane crash that killed 160 people, including her parents. As one of only four survivors of this tragedy, she vowed that she would make her second chance at life count…and that she has – not only for herself, but also for the tens of thousands of people who have heard her story and her message.

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