Hillenbrand has been transformed with Topgrading. . . . Topgrading is never a finished program. . . . Clearly the shareholders were served by Topgrading faster rather than slower.

- Fred Rockwood, former CEO

Comapny: Hillenbrand Industries (Excerpts from 2005 Case Study)

Industry: Holding Company


  • Percent A Players in upper management improved from low to 81%.
  • Advantage of Topgrading fast, not prolonging replacement of underperformers.

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