It’s time to play that really fun business game called “Making Great Hires.”
Question: do you know that hiring well is the most important skill that a managers must do well?
Answer: If yours is yes, then you will get all the money.
Making great hires means: matching employees and new hires with jobs that match up with their natural strengths. And it means hiring based on talent first, not just skills or experience. And it means setting the right expectations and defining outcomes you want.
If (when) managers become very good at making great hires the business can make mistakes in other areas and still be successful. Right person – right job means that people are hired to do the work they were meant to do.
How often have you experienced really great customer service? Or been sold something in a way that felt right? Or had a teacher who made learning fun? Or a boss who made work effortless? Those are examples of right person – right job.
Heresy: Your #1 job as a manager is not to simply make money. That is the outcome of your job. Your #1 is to put the right people in the right jobs.
Do you know how?