July 2, 2023

Better tomorrow


Finding good people is the hardest and most important job for any manager. It’s the difference between things being done – done at all, done well – and scraping by. If you want to move forward, if you want results better tomorrow than today, then always be hiring and always above your current average.

The problem? It’s time consuming, it can be expensive, you will have bad days and make bad decisions.

The answer? Get on with it anyway. Wherever you meet people, consider them for your team. Ask your network to help, pay for help if you have to, prioritise the time and effort it takes to improve your spidey-sense.

And like all decisions, when you make good ones, move on to the next. When you make poor ones, work out what to do about it, and act on whatever you decide.

Skippy strategy: Finding good people is your most important work.