Warning! Under-performers, Termites, and Covert Change Killers Ahead
When you come into a leadership role at a company, how do you honestly evaluate which people are going to be your best assets and which ones are going to be problems? Start by watching out for 3 deadly “landmines” waiting for you: The Underperformer, The Termite and The Covert Change Killer. The Under-performer Can I tell you something about the very first person I hired? It’s a person I regret hiring. A classic Under-performer. Although, in my defense, it wasn’t entirely my
Don't Fire That Disruptor Just Yet! They May Be An MVP.
Some people in a culture are consistently the most likely to push against your initiatives as you roll them out. On the other hand, other types of people could rally to your side – they just may not be obvious allies at first. Let me give you a perfect example of the latter. In one of the stops along the way in my career, I was asked to assume a Controller-type role at a company. My manager was actually someone I’d worked with in the past. Thanks to that relationship and a go