Typical vs. Maximal Performance

I will prefer to recruit the higher nominee, Avery, instead of the consistent Jaime, in the hypothesis raised on the assignment of the blog. My process here is that we always don’t get the chance to deal with genuinely successful people. In reality, these people are so rare that I think we are now starting to erode what is a genuinely successful candidate.  In the recruiting context, I think we have to do this anytime we have the chance to pass it onto a candidate that could be a differentiator for the business.

Many times, a lack of coaching and/or mentorship to make up the difference between decent results and a strong ability to really achieve results is what distinguishes true successful people or “A Player” as described in the “Who” book. If you look at the known variables in the equation, you easily realize that the main uncertainty is how our business, our people, and our community will influence the potential candidate who may not yet have achieved this full potential. Why consistency if a successful person is out and available?? Why consistency?

A job where the workload and duty can be extremely unpredictable may be more appropriate for someone like Avery, such as where supplies need a maximum amount of effort during short time spans and high demand. It is fair to suppose that Avery can maintain a high level of performance in the high-pressure setting and might benefit from these brief breaks of really excellent work. But it’s a high-risk/high-reward statement. If the applicant from Avery does not succeed in these conditions with greater difficulty, it will place an organization that is a far larger void than a more consistent individual in the position would otherwise be.

Daren’s position will be successful and reasonably compliant with the workload, demands, and pressure. You can thus budget the output of Jaime against the established tasks and products and ensure you are ready for success at the time of a deliverable. The consistency of Jaime’s work is known, and this is better known for combining with a work environment in which the demands, duties, and assignments are also known. This means that you have a low-risk / low-reward environment, where a person like Jaime will effectively mitigate the risk.

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