People decisions can make or break you
and your business!
Please take the time to read this even if you are a solo entrepreneur because you hire talent (outsourcing) to assist you in fulfilling your business’s objectives.
“If we didn’t spend four hours on placing a man and placing him right, we’d spend four hundred hours on cleaning up after our mistake.”
~Mr. Sloan, auto manufacturing leader
People decisions are some of the most difficult decisions a Business Owner-Leader or manager must make. Why? Emotions. Firing a systems or product is easier (unless you are the creator of it) because once you release it, it’s over. However, when firing people there are all sorts of emotions and as a friend of mine says, “… it can get messy”. She’s quite right!
Selecting people to serve on your team
Each business has different organizational need. People supply talent, which dictates performance. Selecting and placing the people in the appropriate positions is key. This is true if you are outsourcing a task as well. If you hire the best talent/people to support your business because you took the time to know them and assess their capabilities and your needs, you will better support your business’s success.
Sampling of Peter F. Drucker’s wisdom on people management
People, and their capabilities, matter. Peter F. Drucker, the Father of Contemporary Business preaches: make people your top priority. Additionally Drucker states, “The soldier has a right to competent command” (The Daily Drucker, p. 121). Drucker continues discussing taking ownership of failures as well as successes. Essentially Drucker addresses the significance of making sure you are good matchmaker between people and assignments. It’s important to know both well to make better matches.
Tomorrow, Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc. will be changing providers for several key services, which are bundled. Much research was conducted to assure a better solution was created. Are you hiring and/or utilizing the best people and talent for your business’s performance improvements?
Supporting Quotes regarding people decisions:
“If you put good people in bad systems, you get bad results.
You have to water the flowers you want to grow.”
~Stephen R. Covey
“All wise men share one trait in common: the ability to listen.”
“No one knows what he can do until he tries.”
~ Publilius Syrus
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”
~Stephen R. Covey
“Don’t hire a persona for what they can’t do: hire them for what they can do.”
~Peter F. Drucker
Feel free to leave a comment or question regarding people/talent selection to improve your business’s performance. I’ll be happy to respond.
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p. s. Looking for a good book to read on how to select good people to help your cause? “Topgrading“, is a great book to assist you in selecting the best people and talent for your needs. I read his book in the last century and shared it with many who were focused on conducting business in a good way.