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They're All Looking for A Players

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2018 10:38:00 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in A Player

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Steve Jobs was right. He said that “A small team of A players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.” And he said that there was a huge difference between what an average person – a B player – can accomplish, and what the best person – an A player – can accomplish. He noted that A players accomplish 50-100 times more than average, B players.

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The A Player Impact

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2017 10:50:16 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in A Player

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In our last blog post, I wrote that Steve Jobs said A players are 50-100 times more productive than B or C players. Here again I mention Steve: he credited Apple’s ability to find, hire and retain A players as a key driver in the company’s unprecedented success.

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Becoming An A Player: Embrace the Five Traits

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2017 10:52:17 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in A Player

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Over the past 20 years Entelligence consultants have delivered over 30,000 enterprise IT projects. And what we’ve found is that the top 10% of IT consultants – the A players - have 5 traits that put them head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd.

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They're Looking for the Top 10%

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2017 11:49:00 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in EntelligenceU, A Player

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Steve Jobs was right. He said that “A small team of A players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.” Put simply, an A player is someone in the top 10% of the available talent pool. They communicate effectively, are honest, transparent and eager to learn, and they just don’t quit. B players make up the next 25% of the talent pool. Then there’s the C players – they’re everyone else.

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Become More Valuable

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 9:32:00 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in EntelligenceU, A Player, A Player Value

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Think about this: Apple is a company that, as of today, is valued at around $490 billion. Now I’m not saying that Apple got to that level of success just by hiring A players. But if we only look at the people who work for Apple and we know Apple only hires A players, we can attribute some of – perhaps even a lot of – the company’s success to who they hire.

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How You Get to the Top 10%

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2017 9:30:00 AM / by Steve Satterwhite posted in EntelligenceU, A Player, Top 10%

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The top 10% of IT consultants – the A players – have 5 traits that put them head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd. The traits may seem simple but, the key to success here is consistency. Only doing some of these things and not others won’t add up to A player status...

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