Strategic Discipline Blog
In Take No Short Cuts to Hiring we looked at the process of recruiting and interviewing candidates for a Chief Operating Officer for one of my customers using the Topgrading Process.Read More
Your business is growing. Your capacity and desire to manage the company is not only beyond your capacity it’s also something you don’t enjoy. You’re the rainmaker for your business, and you love selling and the relationship aspect of the business. The details don’t interest you. Better to leave these to your administration team.Read More
What can managers do to improve their people? Our review of the resources and tools that Rockefeller Habits and Positioning Systems can provide your growing enterprise continues with a look at the remaining tools we provide our customers with to improve People. You can read the first group of People tools and resources at Rockefeller Habits 4 Decisions Tools – People.
What’s the first question you need to determine about the people you consider hiring?
A fundamental principle of Good to Great and The Rockefeller Habits is the first place to grow your business is People. People is one of the Four Decisions in growing your business, that you must get right or risk leaving significant revenues, profits, and time on the table. If you don’t recall Jim Collins quote from Good to Great, you should keep it somewhere on your desk as a constant reminder, “First who than what.”
People, Collins states, are more important that the product or service you provide.
Imagine if 96% of the people you hire one year later would not only be working for you but performing at a higher level than the candidates you’d hired previously for this position.
Attempting to find someone to fill a key position at your company after they’ve left is the worst time to do so.
When you move into hiring phase for your business are you absolutely sure what you are looking for? In fact when you look at your current staff positions are you confident each of your people know exactly what’s required of them to fulfill their jobs on a daily basis?