Steverino on building a winning team one compadre at a time...

Asante my beautimous friend...

I've been fortunate enough to work with people on 5 different continents, and for companies of every shape, size, industry, and makeup. 

And, you know what?

In every single organisation the number one resource and the number one problem are the same:

People.

Yep. 

You can't build a winning team without them. And, you can't help but make a few mistakes in hiring the wrong kind of employee.

Who is that you ask?

I think you know...

  • They take more than they give...
  • They'd rather complain than find a creative solution...
  • They watch the clock...
  • It's all about what you owe them...
  • They're happy to take credit when things go well, but disappear when s%@# hits the fan...
  • Ultimately, you can't really trust them...

To be fair, the employer-employee relationship is adversarial...

Owners, C-Suite and Management are driving towards profitability and increased productivity, while employees are trying to make a living without losing their soul or their sanity in the process.

So how do the two work together?

That's a great question...

And, my answer just might surprise you...

Employers should hire people that care about what they care about. And, employees should work for companies that share their values.

Sounds too simple, but I promise you it works.

Both parties should ask themselves:

1. How are we trying to make the world a better place?
2. By doing this, will I have the opportunity to become a better human being?
3. Is this (company/person) worth investing in?

Some of you arm-chair quarterbacks and naysayers will call this idealism and middle-class privilege, but to you I say...

Why not aim high? Why settle for less?

Hopping off my soapbox now.

Just something to think about on your commute today.

Hopefully, you're heading to or from a job you believe in with people you like...

Steve Knox


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