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Episode 35: The Difference Between A, B, and C Players

Are you an A, B, or C-level player? Everyone likes to think they’re an A player, and every leader wants A players on their team. But the reality is the journey to high performance starts with self-assessment, courage, and commitment. You have to take stock of where and how your talents and behaviors show up. If you’re interested in self-assessing from the safety of wherever you privately listen to this podcast, tune in as Dan breaks down the differences between an A, B, and C players using the following eight high-performance competencies – learning, feedback, focus, failure, success, risk, motivation, and betting on oneself. Whether you’re an individual performer, mentor, or sales leader, this episode makes a great growth opportunity for you or your entire team.

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dan lappin

Dan Lappin is a renowned sales disruptor with a simple message – stop selling.  As president and founder of Lappin180, his mission is to challenge status quo sales tactics and revolutionize the sales process entirely.  Dan is a prominent voice advocating for a consultative approach to sales, where pushing, persuading and promising are past tense.  A prolific writer, speaker, and host of the popular Breaking Sales podcast, Dan’s change message resonates with thousands from Prague to Los Angeles.


Kiley Schmitz Professional Business Coach at Lappin 180

Kiley Schmitz is a professional sales coach and runs the Talent Acquisition division at Lappin180, where she identifies and recruits top-performing individuals for client firms.  Her passion for emotional intelligence psychology drives her success in helping organizations solve tough business challenges.   She is a powerful motivator and innovative leader who speaks frequently on the topics of elite mindset development and self-awareness.

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