Why is it that great leaders have great teams while lousy non-leaders tend to have lousy teams? Look at the approach to hiring.
Great leaders are not afraid of being upstaged by an employee. On the contrary, truly great leaders are always looking for their own replacement … because they know they still have higher places to move up to.
On the other hand, non-leaders look for hires that they can control and that will make them look good by default.
My point: Review your hiring style and your own potential fears. Then try to hire “up” so you have quality employees at every rung of the ladder. — jri
“First-rate people hire first-rate people.
Second-rate people hire third-rate people.”
– Quincy Crawford
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