How many times have you hired someone because they seemed like the right person? They do well in some situations but they slip in situations they should otherwise succeed in. Now the Manager has to put things back together. We spend time recruiting, training, and re-training people over and over. Does this happen often? Do you have people that have a tough time doing things on their own? Think Long Term As a business owner or leader, you have to take a long term view and understand that Steve Jobswas right: “A small team of A players can run circles around B and C players.” Hiring the best people is the single most important activity. If you have lenders or investors, they are operating on a shorter cycle. They are looking for returns based on their liquidity and capital event schedules. When we react to their needs, we rush our process of building great teams. This ultimately impacts the business outcomes. As a leader, it’s your job to drive the business and not let operating from a position of weakness…