CHAPTER SEVENSelect the Right People

“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”

—THEODORE ROOSEVELT

All of your hard work and effort in building up people’s self-esteem and self-image, as described in the preceding chapters, won’t help you achieve your goals as a manager and a leader if those people are the wrong people for your organization in the first place.

Your job is not to find people and transform them into something that they are not already. Your job is to find good people and create an environment where they can perform at the highest levels possible for yourself and your business.

Your ability to select ...

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