People are not your most important asset!!!

If you are like me, your eyes would have popped out by reading this title. I am reading “Good to Great” after a very long time and am seeing newer perspectives after i started reading this book.

Read this statement now.Right People

People are not your most important asset. The RIGHT people are.”

Jim Collins in his book “Good to Great” defines “the right people” as people with excellent character attributes than specific educational background, practical skills, specialized knowledge, or work experience.

Not that specific knowledge or skills are unimportant, but great companies view these traits as more teachable (or at least learn-able), whereas dimensions like character, work ethic, basic intelligence, dedication to fulfilling commitments, and values are more INGRAINED.

Definitely these are not theory. He has written this after researching so many companies for 5 years. I am sure people who are into hiring and executing projects for some time will definitely agree to this.

A must to keep in mind if you are into hiring…

Happy Learning!!!

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