Tag: Talent

I Have a Superstar, Now How Do I Win?


Sports fans often believe they are just one superstar away from fielding a championship team. The same can be true for business executives. Some studies show that the “superstar” software engineer is 10 times more productive than the average one. And it is not uncommon for salespeople to deliver 2-3 times the results of their colleagues. It seems logical to recruit as many highfliers to your organization as possible.


However, some studies have discovered that too much talent can negatively affect performance. A Columbia University study made an important distinction from studying the impact…

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