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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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67 EMPLOY THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOR THE JOB

Sun Tzu identifies another way a ruler can screw things up: ‘… by employing the officers of his army without discrimination, through ignorance of the military principle of adaptation to circumstances. This shakes the confidence of the soldiers’. Putting people in charge based on factors other than ability and experience is dangerous.

DEFINING IDEA…

‘There are only three rulesof sound administration: pickgood men, tell them not to cutcorners, and back them to thelimit. Picking good men isthe most important.’

~ ADLAI STEVENSON, POLITICIAN

Finding the right people for the job – especially in senior roles – is imperative for business success. The problem is that often the characteristics that made someone ...

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