Building Teams of A Players

TMBA305: Building Teams of A Players
Date: 2015-08-28
Link: Tropical MBA
Tropical MBAWhen you’re 0-15 employees every one of your employees has to be an A player.
When you get up in the morning you’ve got to be motivated to work on your stuff.
As an entrepreneur your goal is to capture your best creative energy.
If you find yourself not insulated from the day-to-day business you are probably working with a lot of B players.
A players loved to be challenged and criticized. They are problem solvers. They demand to work with other A players.
A players are competitive by nature. They want to win. They want to see results.
Just as important as hiring A players is getting rid of B and C players.
When you are hiring people it is a two-way street.
A players don’t just want a job–they want the right job.
It takes between six and twelve months of somebody working in your business to find out if they are an A player. You need to have systems and processes in place to determine if they are not an A player and to kick them out as fast as possible.