We all take decisions that at the time seem the best; otherwise we wouldn’t take them, would we? I am not talking here about the decision of hiring somebody. What is important is what happens AFTER taking the decision of hiring/promoting a certain person. How do you know you have chosen the right person for the job? Logically, there are 3 options:
- You realize the decision you have taken is either right or wrong (or not as right as you thought).
- You DON’T realize the decision is wrong – to you it seems right.
- You realize the decision is wrong, nevertheless you sustain it and keep going on.
You realize you have chosen the right person or the wrong person for the job
If the decision is wrong – you correct it. This is part of improving the experience. In order to gain maximum experience it is important to analyse WHY you have taken that decision. The usual reasons are:
- At the time it was the best decision;
- You didn’t see clear (you had few and irrelevant information)
- You were wrongfully advised.
What can you do? You start over with more experience, gained as a result from the first one.
You DON’T know if you’ve chosen the right person for the job or not
If this happens it means that your checking system does not work properly. Through checking system, I understand the job description, the methods of evaluating performance, team integration, the face to face discussions with each employee, etc.
What can you do?
Improve/implement the checking system You need help – I can help.
You realize you have chosen the wrong person for the job; nevertheless you sustain the person and keep on going
This is one of the biggest problems for a leader. And because everything has to have a name, this is called ARROGANCE. This attitude is defined quiet clearly by David Dotlich and Peter Cairo in “Why CEO’s Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top and How to Manage Them”.
Falling in love with a decision (promoting/hiring a wrong person, a wrong direction, a non beneficial work mode for the team, etc) and to not want to listen to what honest people from your team tell you, this is a problem that harms the organization, and sooner or later this harm will reflect on you as well.
REMEMBER! Leadership is a continuous lesson about humility and not pride, about what you can do for your organization and NOT what the organization can do for you.
Translated in English from: http://avoleanconsulting.ro/ai-ales-persoana-potrivita-postului/