Leaders want the best hire to help them and their team succeed. There are different thoughts, tactics and strategies when it comes to selecting candidates. But the question that is likely to be mostly debated over is whether to hire the best fit or the best talent for the position.
The concept of training someone to take over your job sounds Ludacris. When you train someone to take over your job, it’s basically saying that you’re paving the road to get yourself fired. Why would anyone of us do that?
All leaders want to have a good and effective team. Productivity and outcome are great measurement of team efficiency. However, they may not indicate if you have a good team or not. To truly say that you have a good team, you must consider several other aspects beyond productivity.
It doesn’t matter what the intent is, leaders are put into positions that’s difficult to be able to please everyone. The perception and expectations of leaders are to be fair. Yet, the conditions makes it quite challenging for fairness to be attained. Therefore, leaders are some of the unfairest people.
We’ve all heard of this, “work smarter, not harder”. We spend quite a bit of effort into planning our work days. We want to make it manageable for us so that we can enjoy the other things in life. Yet when it comes to managing employees, leaders tend to regularly push their team to work overtime. They put production deadline above all. But there are legitimate reasons why you shouldn’t overwork your team.