Podcast Episode 15 – Toxic High Performers, Confidence in 6 Months

The Growth Whisperers is a weekly podcast hosted by Brad Giles and Kevin Lawrence two advisors to mid-market businesses, one Australian, one Canadian, who each work with CEOs and Leadership Teams across the world with a mission to build enduring, great companies. Each weekly episode covers interesting situations and questions from the world of strategic planning, leadership development, talent and hiring in high growth entrepreneurial companies where real results matter.




Toxic High Performers – Brad & Kevin discuss the concept of High Performers who are culturally toxic. The people who are great at making the numbers but cause damage within the organization. Why are they such a challenge? Why do we keep them? Why don’t we take action. Finally, a specific playbook for how to deal with Toxic A players.

Confidence in 6 months – Kevin and Brad talk about a survey of 172 CEOs which stated that “Almost no one sees their businesses significantly weakened by the COVID-19 crisis looking out 6-months, and most CEOs expect to be ‘normal’ or ‘stronger than before’ in this timeframe”. How is this so? What does it mean for you? Most importantly, what should you do?