If our strategy is to hire only stars, it will be expensive and we will have a tough time finding people. We will also have a tough time when the stars stumble in the face of new things. Often stars stick rigidly to what made them stars. And there are always lots of new things.
Instead, let’s hire and develop people for growth. A good place to start is with ourselves. We can get better at recognizing potential and helping people grow. Then we can select the people–stars or otherwise–most likely to grow with us.
This begins the upward spiral toward the great organizations we’ve always wanted.
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