Steve Jobs said hiring is one of the most important skills a manager can have. Bob Penney is passionate about building teams. Not in the sense of “Let’s all go rock climbing.” Rather it’s assembling a collection of people who can work together to accomplish something significant.
But surprisingly, this doesn’t mean he is always looking for the most qualified person to fill a position. Because we’re talking about teams, there are roles that people play independent of the skills they bring to the job.
Ensuring you have the right mix of preferred behaviors on your team, Bob says, is the key to building a successful team.
- What’s wrong with hiring the most qualified person for the job?
- The thinking behind taking an individual’s preferred behavior into account in the hiring process.
- How to make an objective measure of every candidate
- How suitability for a role plays out in terms of an individual’s career development