You want A players

A Players

  • Can be given fuzzy goals
  • If they don’t know it, they can figure it out
  • Do not complain, if something is unreasonable and unattainable they will just let you know
  • Set their own deadlines
  • Make their own decisions. Want to know what is the vision to be able to make their own decisions
  • Collaborate with others easily, are able to take action, delegate tasks and take directions

B players

  • Need to talk to a ‘manager’ constantly
  • Always ask for directions and shield themselves behind those directions (“What am I supposed to work on next?”)
  • Everything needs to be written down
  • Mostly complain instead of doing work or fixing problems
  • Get frustrated  when they are given objectives instead of tasks