Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jim Collins on Distinguising Great Talent

How do you distinguish the truly great talent from the rest?
The right people don't need to be managed. The moment you feel the need to tightly manage someone, you've made a hiring mistake.

The right 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.

The right 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.
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2 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Hello! :)

Tom Neumann said...

When you see someone who has the talent and the ideas just let them go ......

Yeah you have to keep an eye sometimes on them yet they can come up with some of the most incredible ideas. Moreover I found with catch and release with them just let them go and when your in a bind or a time crunch they will prevail it seems to be wired in em'.

OH! Catch release means you found this person so you kind have caught them yet release them and watch them go......

Later,
Tom