Skills Vs. Attitude

There’s a lot of talk now about hiring people for attitude rather than skills.

I bet you’ve heard, “Skills can be taught, attitude can’t.”

While this might work for idealists writing feel-good Facebook articles, it is overly simplistic for people running businesses.

For senior roles in an organisation there is no substitute for deep specialist knowledge, to think otherwise is naive.

For frontline roles, skills can be taught.

But without specialist knowledge in your organisation who’s doing the teaching?