Hire somebody better than yourself, right?

8 months ago  •  By  •  0 Comments

It is one of the most commonly heard phrases.

“If you want to be a better or successful leader, founder or CEO hire people better than you”

The problem is most of the time we try to hire somebody that is better skilled. I don’t think better means better skilled.

When we hire we hire for:

  • Drive/energy first
  • Soul/DNA fit second (and no that’s not hiring the same people, it’s hiring people who have a decent overlap in our core values)
  • Able to do the job third.

It’s talent, time, engagement, circumstances, skill ea that make somebody better in a certain role at a certain time. So hire for the potential to be better. The pool is bigger and the end result is better.

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