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How to Topgrade Your Department Even If the Company Isn’t Topgrading

Of course, we’re all for CEOs driving Topgrading throughout the whole company. For example, Jack Welch Topgraded General Electric and made it the most valuable company in the world. And Aaron Patzer started Mint.com using Topgrading and sold the company for $170 million. But what if your company is not embracing Topgrading? Can you Topgrade? …

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Ambitious Managers Should Work as Hard to Fix Their Serious Weakness(es) As They Do to Build on Their Strengths

Are you a manager and want to get promoted? Identify your weaker points and fix them. As a manager, do you want to coach your people more effectively? If so, be candid, show tough love, do not ignore their serious weaknesses. Having assessed and coached 6,500 senior managers, my experience tells me you should ignore …

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Successful Start-up Executive Offers Keys to Success

“Without question, Topgrading absolutely has made my career and all the companies I’ve run more successful.”– TJ Johnson, Executive Chairman, HTG Molecular Diagnostics This is a mini case study of how TJ Johnson created a very successful career. TJ was General Manager of a division of Hillenbrand when I interviewed him as part of a …

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