People in Business

The final ingredient in this recipe for success is your people. Jim Collins in his book, “Good to Great”, makes the point that it is not about having the best people, but having the right people in your business.

There is much more to people than meets the eye. It is not all about their knowledge, skills and experience. The right people also have the right values, attitudes, maturity and judgement to make a success of their role. In our experience people are hired for their ability and fired for their attitude.

How often have you heard these kinds of comments?
  • No one seems to care or be passionate about our mission and strategy.
  • We have trouble attracting and keeping good staff.
  • A new generation of employees...a new level of entitlement expectations!

People problems continually seem to stand in the way of good performance – and thus are frequently cited as the problem keeping us from succeeding. Do you see your people as a resource or as a problem?

At the end of the day, no business can succeed without successful people, the right people! You cannot build an above average business with average people.