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N5343 lamb book review

  1. 1. BOOK REVIEW Carol Lamb The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing In partial fulfillment of the requirements of N5343 Leadership in Complex Health Care SystemsJeannette Crenshaw, DNP, MSN, RN, LCCE, IBCLC, NEA- BC December 5, 2012
  2. 2. TopgradingHow Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People By Bradford D. Smart, Ph.D.
  3. 3. Author• Brad Smart, Ph.D. is a well-renowned management psychologist and consultant• More than thirty years in practice with many Fortune 500 companies• He has written six books, several topgrading videos, and was featured in Fortune magazine and The Wall Street Journal• Resides in Wadsworth, IllinoisReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies win by hiring, coaching, and keepingthe best people. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  4. 4. Purpose of the Book• To assist companies to hire and invest in the best human capital, A players, and promote these people to top positionsReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies win by hiring, coaching, andkeeping the best people. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  5. 5. Target Audience• Leadership at all levels in all companies• Leadership who strive to be A Players and want to develop top teams with A playersReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies win by hiring, coaching, andkeeping the best people. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  6. 6. Strengths• It clearly defines what topgrading is all about• It provides a highly developed conceptual roadmap to get there• It includes lots of easy to understand examples of how topgrading has been applied• Provides a clear assessment technique and an in- depth interview guideReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies win by hiring, coaching, andkeeping the best people. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  7. 7. Weaknesses• Author did not provide supporting research to back up opinions• The interview process is time-consuming and could take hours to interview one candidate• Book is long and difficult to readReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies win by hiring, coaching, andkeeping the best people. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  8. 8. Objectives Outcomes• Book is highly respected and used in companies world-wide• Many success stories shared by revised and updated 2005 volume• Book and author’s technique has been featured in well respected publications• According to top executives, topgrading worksReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies win by hiring, coaching, andkeeping the best people. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  9. 9. Recommendation of the Book• Highly recommend• Supplements of book are detailed and very useful• Great tool for all new managers• An excellent manual for an individual striving to be an A playerReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies win by hiring, coaching, andkeeping the best people. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
  10. 10. Questions?
  11. 11. ReferenceReference:Smart, B.D. (2005). Topgrading: How leading companies winby hiring, coaching, and keeping the best people. New York,NY: Penguin Group.

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