Reference #257: The First 90 Days

When you join an existing team as their new leader, you will likely inherit some outstanding performers (A-players), some average performers (B-players), and some who are not up to the job (C-players). How you should handle this mix of individuals depends on several factors including business situation and how critical each team member's position is.

For example, in a sustaining success situation you may have time to develop high-potential team members.

Not every position requires an A-player; assess the criticality of each position while considering what you do with your team.

Watkins. The First 90 Days, 2013. (170, 174-175)

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