Thursday, May 21, 2009

Never Be Afraid To Hire People Who Are Smarter Than You Are

In terms of "followers" neither Seth Godin or GL Hoffman need any introduction in either the blogosphere or Twitter worlds.

However, and in case you missed Seth's post a "Clean Sheet of Paper" and GL's value added, the links are included here as a public service.

Far be it from me to try to value add to what these two guys have to say, but the thought struck me that in a sense what both were talking about is (at least for me) one of the most uncomfortable tasks any of us have to do as managers.

If you're a Jeopardy fan, the category is Management "D"ilemmas. The Answer: The toughest thing for most managers to do consistantly and well.

Question: What is delegation?

Is that what you wrote down?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you nailed it, Dave. For my own personal growth as a manager/leader, came when I realized my most important task was not only to learn how to delegate better, but to GIVE UP any hidden agenda. Not sure how to articulate it, but when I grew and was genuinely THRILLED when someone did something far far far better than what I could have done--I felt I had learned how to delegate, truthfully.