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How to Be a Brilliant Leader, revised 2nd Edition by Simon Cooper

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Recruiting the best

One of the key factors in leading a high-performing team is to recruit the right people. There will be times of course when you inherit a team but, nonetheless, when the opportunity arises to recruit new people into your team, getting the right people on board will help you deliver the results you require. Recruiting the right people is a key leadership activity.

Most recruitment activity these days is competency based: that is, recruiting people based on their experience and ability. This approach is not wrong and it will enable you to recruit good people but is this enough? If you truly want to lead high-performing teams your aim should be to ...

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