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?
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.