As a leader, your most important decisions are ‘who’ decisions, not ‘what’ decisions.
Greg Brennerman is the CEO that orchestrated turn-arounds at Burger King and Continental Airlines. He says that a full 40% of his time is spent on talent management – recruiting and retaining the right people, reviewing current talent and juggling seats so that everyone is performing at their best.
So if you have more than 8 people in your company, you aren’t in the ____________ (insert your industry category here) business, you’re in the people business. Here’s what you should ask yourself:
- Do I have outstanding (not fine) people?
- Are they all in their perfect seat?
- Are they all focused on doing the right things?
- What am I doing this week to help them grow?
Best team wins.