Top Grading by Brad & Geoff Smart
This book was given to me by a good friend that runs a successful Accounting firm. There are a few truths that are are to accept for some. My favourite section is from Chapter 3. A players hire A players. B and C players hire B’s and C’s. All too often, it comes down to the fact that B’s and C’s don’t feel safe hiring someone that might threaten them.
A quote from the Chairman and CEO (retired) of Honeywell – Larry A. Bossidy sums up the book in just a few words.
“No company can expect to beat the competition unless it has the best human capital and promotes these people to pivotal positions. Topgrading is the definitive manual for becoming an A player and for recognising those traits in others.”