A Player

5 Reasons Why Your IT Organization Must Only Hire A Players

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“I noticed that the dynamic range between what an average person could accomplish and what the best person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1. Given that, you’re well advised to go after the cream of the cream…A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.” Steve Jobs Steve Jobs…

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The A Player Impact

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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. Think about that: Apple is a company that, as of today, is…

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Becoming An A Player: Embrace the Five Traits

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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. The traits you’re about to read may seem simple but, the key to success…

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They’re All Looking for A Players

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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…

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