C-Suite

“Cheetah” CEOs Outperform “Lamb” CEOs

Topgrading research destroys a common myth – the myth that top executives, including CEOs, need more emotional intelligence than Type A intensity.  University of Chicago researchers studied 225 CEOs assessed with Topgrading methods, and found that CEOs who were extremely results-oriented delivered much better financial results than CEOs high in Emotional Intelligence.

Chat With A Topgrader: Dave Sibley, CEO, White Lodging

Brad Smart: Welcome to Dave Sibley of White Lodging. White Lodging is one of the fastest-growing, fully integrated, independent hotel, ownership, development, and management companies in the country. As a trusted partner, White Lodging consistently delivers superior hotel experiences and exceptional returns on investment among premium brand hotels across the country, making it one of …

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HOW HR MANAGERS CAN RISE TO CEO – An Interview with Larry Washow

Meet the HR Manager who became a successful CEO: Larry Washow was COO (1998 – 2000) and then CEO and President (2000 – 2010) of Amcol, a $1.5 billion (market cap) global company in minerals, oil field services, environmental services, and transportation.  What is unusual is that Larry was an HR manager from 1977 until …

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How C Players and A Players Communicate with Top Management

Having conducted hundreds of thousands of 45-minute, confidential interviews in which senior executives are assessed by their coworkers, Topgrading Professionals have discerned a clear pattern in how those top managers assess C Players’ and A Players’ communication skills. So we know how most executives like to be communicated with.  This short article spells out the …

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Take the Hiring Best Practices Test (for CEOs, Human Resources, and all Hiring Managers)

Having assessed or coached more than 600 CEOs and as many heads of HR, plus another 6,000 hiring managers, I have amassed incredible intel on hiring best practices. The most successful heads of HR and CEOs I’ve interviewed cite eight success steps in helping their teams hire almost all high performers. You won’t be surprised …

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