The A Player: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

March 14, 2017
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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As part of the thought leader series, Rick talks about his book, The A Player. He shares his key findings about what organizations are doing and not doing that impact their ability to attract and retain the best employees. Here are some of the topics Rick and Maureen discuss during the interview: 1. What is the definition of an A Player, and what differentiates them from a B or C Player? 2. I don’t think I want a B or C Player piloting my next airline flight or performing my next surgery. Why then do managers and business leaders tolerate B Players on the team? 3. What happens to the B and C Players? Can they be coached into become A Players? How long does it take? 4. What if my C Players become B players. Isn’t that good (enough)? You will walk away with a clearer understanding of what "A Players” are and how to create an environment where your organization attracts and retains them.

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

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