How to lead and manage people
There are two kinds of bosses: the kind you want to kill, and the kind you’d kill for. Leadership (vision) and management (execution) are not about theory – they’re about how to deal with and empower your most important asset – your people.
Hire great people. In addition to the hard skills someone needs in order to do the job, you’re looking for the things that cannot be taught: intelligence, good critical thinking skills, a willingness to learn, being personable – and someone you can get along with. These essential character qualities – combined with their knowledge and experience – will make them win with you, your team, and your customers.
Have your team be involved in the process of hiring new people. Don’t play “boss” by forcing your choice on others. Your employees will have to live with this new person. If they didn’t have any say in bringing them on board, you’ll be injecting a virus into your environment. Viruses get rejected by the host.
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