You are listening to Trinity employment’s, a player matchmaker podcast starring your host and the cofounder of Trinity employment specialists, Cory Minter. Hello and welcome back to the player matchmaker. Here’s where we’re always trying to find different ways to add value to job seekers and employers. This particular podcast is for both in the title of it is pretenders versus the real players. You’ve gotta, you’ve gotta be able to learn the difference between these two different people. So the reason that it’s for both, let me, let me explain to you how this, um, benefits the employer. Well, you need to be able to notice when you’ve got a real player and not a pretender with this OKC Medical Staffing.
another group at, at teaching, uh, the group, uh, the book upgrading, the authors there coined the phrase players, B players, and C players. It’s just a different way of categorizing and defining your best people on your team. But it’s really important for employers to know the difference and to be able to define it. Because I know growing up as a, as a manager when people had a great personality and I just liked them, it was very easy for me to believe that they were getting things done, especially before I learned how to manage using numbers because I was managing using my gut feel and emotion on whether they were doing well or not and I held on to so many employees way too long because they had such a great personality for the best OKC Medical Staffing. I liked them so much and they were not performers. I heard a lot of excuses.
We’ll go through that here in a second. The next thing though is for employees to recognize, listen, if I want to be a player, these are the things that I need to be doing, so this is beneficial for both parties and I think that it is just a great concept to be thinking about. This is my second time going through this particular thought is the difference between players and pretenders because I think it’s that big of a deal. I want to go through it again and if any, if for any other reason just to remind myself of this content, uh, someone I look up to is got to interview him a couple of weeks ago. His name is John Maxwell. The most unbelievable interview I’ve ever done. When it comes to you ask him a question and the guy just knocked it out of the park. I couldn’t believe how wise some of his answers were. And so for obvious reasons, I’m just really interested in the guy’s content. So this is, this is coming from an article that he had written a long time ago and it’s just so full of wisdom. So I want to go over this with you today and I hope you enjoy it. As much as I think that it’s going to help people, the first thing is, is that, um, you know, if you’ve ever led people, you’ve likely come across followers who would rather act the part than do the part.
These people are your pretenders. We just wanted to find it. And while they can sometimes masquerade as the real deal, there are ways to tell the two apart and it’s important to find all the PR figure out who the pretenders are and who the players are in every organization. Because if you don’t, they will begin to Rob you of momentum. While you don’t even realize that that’s where the lack of momentum is going and it’ll damage relationships and PS your eight players or your, your real players, they may leave. So here are some specific differences between players and pretenders. Players have a servant’s mindset and pretenders have a selfish mindset. So how do you tell these things? Your players are going to be doing things that you can see benefit others around in the organization in a selfless way. However, your pretenders, on the other hand, they’re going to be trying to do things that benefit themselves in a pretender is they’re narrowly focusing on themselves and on the outcomes that help their best interests. They’re going to be looking at a very narrow viewpoint in the company. They’re not going to be looking broadly at how this helps the whole. They’re going to be looking at how does this help me? Only number two players are mission conscious and your pretenders are position conscious. Let me, let me help you with this. Players are going to give up a position every day in order. If that means that they’re going to win the mission, they don’t need that position thing. They’re confident on their own. Generally in pretenders will give up a mission. They’ll throw everything under the bus to make sure that they get that position and for players, the progress of a mission is much more important with your OKC Medical Staffing.
then their place within it, but at the same time, like the pretender, they’re going to value their position higher than anything else on the planet earth almost. You’ve got to watch these things because it will Rob your entire culture if everyone knows what this person’s doing. I’ve had this happen before with me where everyone on the team knew that this was happening and somehow I was just oblivious. I hate it, but I was, it’s embarrassing to admit. Number three players can deliver the goods. They’re all they, they don’t just talk about it, they get it done. Pretenders promised the goods over and over and over again and there’s always this excuse like I’ve never heard such good reasons why it’s not getting done.
I’ve had this happen way too much. So a player, they’re going to be a team member. Like if they say that they’re going to do it, it is going to be done. You don’t even know. You almost don’t even have to ask. You have to ask as a manager, but you know you don’t because the answer consistently is, Oh, I’ve already got that done. The pretender, they’re going to claim that they can do it, but in the end they, their answer is always, well, I had this thing come in the way and I couldn’t though. This and that and it, it was always something else or someone else that kept them from being able to deliver this. Now I want to caution you. These things sound realistic with our OKC Medical Staffing.
and they seem, if you’re not measuring with numbers, they seem to like that makes sense at the time, at the moment when you’re in the conversation, or at least it did to me. And then when I got back to thinking about it, I was like, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, that’s so much crud that they’re giving me there. They, they’re just running me around and I didn’t realize it till later. So I hope that didn’t happen to you. Um, so number five, players love to see other people succeed and they’ll do everything for their success and the pretenders. They are going to be putting all of their focus on their success. Rabbi Harold Cushner says this, the purpose is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and share. When you come and look back on all that you’ve done in your life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and, and defeated them. All of us competitors. Okay, we all start there, but the goal is to grow past that.
And you know, I’ve done that competitor thing and in my own life, I’ve evolved to a personal achiever to a team player. And then now I’m building a team and now I’m managing a team builder. But a player is happy when they see other people succeed. See my entire goal right now, I’m not trying to elevate myself here, but my entire goal is to set salary and financial thing goals for each of my people in my head. And then I go out and I work to try to help them to get there. They don’t know that. My biggest goal in life is to see them get to this number in each person. I have a number for them and I just want to create the pathway for it to happen. I believe, I truly believe it’s going to happen. But you want to get to where you just can’t wait to see the other people succeed. It, it helps you succeed that that’s the thing. It’s, it’s back to what most people think. Um, number six, players value integrity and pretenders. Value image. You know, I’ve, I have a great mentor. That’s a good example of this because, he always tells me, man, get off of this Facebook thing and showing people what you’ve done for your OKC Medical Staffing.
Don’t go show people what you’ve done. Let them find out and ask you about it. That’s where it means something. See, the rule is, is that that’s what’s under the surface should be heavier than what’s above the surface. You know, if it’s opposite, the ship’s going to capsize in a storm. Integrity is like this. What’s under the surface had better be greater than, than what, what is in plain sight. And that is the success. It, it’s the pathway to joy. Uh, but uh, players understand this. A player can be counted on to do the right thing every time. And integrity and character are one of the top things on their list even when no one’s looking.
But pretenders may only do the right thing when they know other people are looking. And then when no one else is looking, you know what they’re doing. You know you’ve got, you’ve got to watch out for these things. I hope that these things have helped some of the managers in trying to identify who you can trust and who you can’t is what it comes down to. But I hope that some of these ideas help you to analyze some of your staff and you’re able to um, place names on people who are your pretenders and who, who might be your, your real players. Um, if Trinity can help you to recruit an, a player, a real player for your team, we would love to be able to do that. That is really what our focus is, is getting players on other teams and helping other businesses truly succeed. Not just, um, just for that business but the entire city of Tulsa with our OKC Medical Staffing. Give us a call at nine one eight six two two two five, eight. We are one of the top recruiting firms in the country, I believe, and we would love to show you what it is we do. You can also visit us online though. If you want to read about us at trinityemployment.com.