Tuesday, March 18, 2008


As I reviewed in my last post, sometimes a leader will not hire the best candidate for a senior-level position because he feels threatened by that individual's talent. This is not a good thing because it weakens the organization for the present and the future. Something else can happen-his management team may follow the example set by their leader-they may in turn not hire the "best and the brightest".

A leader should be focused on hiring the best candidate available. This will not only help his company, it will make him look good too-it will bolster his career.

A leader should also be a good mentor- because he may not need to hire his replacement from the outside-he/she may already work for the company-more about that later.

PS to my readers-if appropriate, please pass along my blog address to your colleagues, friends, and family. Thanks!

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