When I was a young engineer at Procter and Gamble, Jack Stack was already becoming a legend in the business world for what he was able to do with a traditional, blue-collar workforce.
Creative genius is a myth. And great flashes of inspiration are never the work of just one person, even if one person gets all the credit.
So argues author Kevin Ashton, technology pioneer and entrepreneur in his best-selling book, “How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention and Discovery”.
In 2003, Jessica Jackley heard a speech by Grameen Bank founder and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, an economist from Bangladesh who had pioneered the idea of microcredit: loans offered to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans.
You’ve just spent valuable time, energy and money over the last 90 days looking for the RIGHT Talent to fill a critical seat in your company – AND you’ve found an amazing A Player who fits the bill perfectly for what you need to grow the company.
But now that you’ve made a great hire, how do you keep them? (HINT: It’s not about the money.)
It’s just as important to follow the money as follow your passion. And, contrary to popular belief, you’re better off doing only a very few things that you do exceptionally well – and finding others to do the rest.
Vern Harnish once said “There are two qualities I have noticed in those who get where they want to go. While intelligence, passion, and discipline are all useful qualities, success belongs to those who have these two attributes – an insatiable need to learn and an unquenchable penchant for action.”
But there is one more missing quality that all leaders need to have – if they want to be successful.