It seems like the question/issue that continues to be as crucial as any is this:
“How do I hire the right people?”
You can ask it any number of ways:
How do I find the right people?
How do I put my teams together in the best way, with the right mix of the best people?
But, any way you ask it, it boils down to this: the wrong people are disastrous, to not-good, for the organization. The right people provide great promise and hope, and then effectiveness and progress and increasing productivity.
I see some hint of this challenge in nearly every business book I read. I have written recently about Jeff Bezos’ view (from The Everything Store):
Hire smart people (and, who are smart people? — people who “get to the answers first”)
Hire people who will make the team better (never hire people who will make the…
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