One of the best ways to direct yourself and your team is through clear goal setting and measuring performance against those goals. Likely when it comes time to set goals your Human Resources department provides training on SMART goals and how to use them. This is clearly an intelligent way to think about goals – but there are a couple more things to consider.
- Goals must be your own
- Goals should be difficult to achieve
First, it is important that goals set are goals you want to complete. Continue reading
Would you ever consider hiring based on their playing of video games? I did, and here’s why. What a person does with their leisure time speaks powerfully to their motivation. Motivation matters, perhaps more than anything else.
Usual interviewing evaluates three areas:
- Can they do the job?
- Will they do the job?
- Can we put up with them while they do the job?
How to you ensure you are hiring the best, and build teams which will help overcome any challenge?
Get yourself out of the way.
As described by Steve Jobs, A players hire A players, B players hire C players. If you are too afraid of being surpassed by or outshone by your team, you severely limit yourself. Even if you don’t think you are an A player, if you can get over the fact that you will be hiring people who may be able to take your job, you and your company will perform better. As a nice side effect, this single change alone may transform you into an A player.