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What A-Players Really Want From You – Episode 199

Today’s episode continues our focus on hiring. This has become a monumental challenge right now for business owners who are feeling the pain in many ways. Small business owners everywhere are losing team members to other jobs that promise higher wages. In reality, you can retain A-players without having to pay significantly higher wages. Let’s take a closer look!

Don’t forget to join us next week as we celebrate Episode 200! An exciting return guest to the podcast will explain how consistent and small steps will lead to BIG changes. Don’t miss it!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:
  • The value in intangible perks, those things that your team members value beyond money, like opportunities for advancement through training, business education, and hands-on experience
  • How even entry-level roles can be greatly enhanced through systemized training and checklists
  • The key question to ask when bringing any team member into a new role: “What does success look like in this role at the end of Year #1?” (This indicates the direction in which your training for them should go.)
  • How building confidence in new team members so they can think independently, solve problems, and work independently.
  • Why it is essential to improve your “flow” and decrease chaos in your work culture (This element is crucial to retaining A-players!)
  • Never be afraid to ask your team members for suggestions on improvement; this makes A-players feel that their opinions matter and are valued.
  • Why understanding how A-players think and respond will help your recruiting efforts align to attract them (Our upcoming FREE Livenar can help!)
  • Why opportunities for training and development in technical skills, leadership, and personal growth WILL attract and retain A-players
  • Why it’s important to lay out clear opportunities for advancement and specific time frames to “move up” (Our Dream Manager Program and Leadership Boot Camp can help!)


Links and Resources:
Connect with Dr. Sabrina:

Sign up for our FREE Livenar, What’s Working NOW to Hire the Best and Grow Your Team of A-Players.

Check out our new Dream Manager Program that provides personal and leadership development for your team members!

We can teach your team members new strategies to support your efforts in making your business a Great Place to Work! Find out more about Leadership Boot Camp.

Download our Workbook and take our Better Business Better Life Assessment.

Learn more about the next How to Hire the Best course.

New! Now Available!!
The 4 Week Vacation book with bonuses! Follow the steps to claim your spot for the upcoming live training, The 4 Week Vacation Better Business Better Life Jumpstart!

Download Dr. Sabrina’s Introductory Training: How to Make Your Time Worth $10,000 an Hour


About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.