Here's a favorite of mine - "Topgrading? Oh yeah, I've read that - loved it. (shows fist to indicate "it's strong")
This lie is not limited to HR pros. Business leaders of all types indicate they've read the book.
Maybe it's not a total lie. But here's the reality:
Topgrading is 600 pages long.
You didn't read it, you skimmed it. You know it's about long interviews and really digging in to determine if someone is an A player. If you're a good interviewer, fine - just tell me that. If you're trying to move out some mediocre talent and get better, hit me with that.
Just don't tell me you've read Topgrading and subscribe to all its . You've read about Topgrading. But it looks great on the shelf behind you, doesn't it?
I see you.