Outsmart Yourself: Hire People Who Know What You Don’t
We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Some are willing to be accepting to their weaknesses, and some aren’t. But that’s exactly why certain individuals are good at what they do — whether it’s public relations or accounting.
Check out the following article by Peter Nguyen on why it’s important for entrepreneurs to hire people who know what they don’t know.
No one is the best at everything. And when it comes to running a business, you simply can’t do it all. Many entrepreneurs have a variety of great skills, but may be lacking in some essential areas. It can be difficult to admit that you’re not the best in every aspect of your business, but because that’s probably the reality, it’s imperative to employ people talented in the areas you’re not.
This is not an exercise in humility. There are unquestionable benefits to hiring people who know what you don’t. Highly intelligent people are likely to know how to communicate their strengths and can positively challenge their bosses (i.e., you). They don’t limit themselves to merely their job descriptions, but instead, they think outside the box; this is a highly useful trait in a world where everyone is constantly trying to out-innovate everyone else.
You should hire people who are more skilled than you in areas that are important for your company’s growth. It’s up to you to determine what a good end result is, and to effectively communicate with your employees to achieve the desired outcome.
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