CHAPTER 4

Dating, Proposing, and Marrying

The Alchemy of a Team

Do you know anyone who went to speed dating then straight to the chapel to get married? Probably not. But many times, the hiring process looks this way. And for key people in the business who set the tone and pace of the organization, getting the right people is critical.

Businesses should think about hiring people as getting married. That means you should take your time to make sure there is a fit in values, expectations, and goals; look past the shiny exterior to make sure there is a solid foundation. Attracting and retaining the right people will make or break the organization. The right people will lift the organization to new heights. The wrong people will drag it down.

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