superstar

When & Why “A” Players Get Fired

The majority of the time, it pays to be an “A” player — a superstar achiever — in your company. However, there are some times when being an A player is a liability. In a moment, I will share with you the specific circumstances where being an A player is problematic. My intent is not [...]

How a C Player Becomes an A Player

I recently wrote an article on How to Be a Corporate Superstar. In particular, I described how important it was to be an “A” player in your company. I received a number of follow up questions that I wanted to address, including the following: Question: What would you suggest to help a C player grow into [...]

How to Be a Superstar in Corporate

Amongst U.S. Corporations, employers use the term “A” player to denote an employee that’s exceptional. This is based on the U.S. academic grading system where the top performing students are awarded an “A” grade and the worst performing students earn an “F” grade. If you are working in corporate or expect to do so at [...]