right people don’t need to be managed. The moment you feel the need to
tightly manage someone, you’ve made a hiring mistake.
people don’t think they have a job: They have responsibilities. If I’m
a climber, my job is not [just] to belay. My responsibility is that if
we get in trouble, I don’t let my partner down.
people do what they say they will do, which means being really careful
about what they say they will do. It’s key in difficult times. In
difficult environments our results are our responsibility. People who
take credit in good times and blame external forces in bad times do not
deserve to lead. End of story.
How do you distinguish the truly great talent from the rest?
20 February, 2009 by Abu Alisha