In the December 29 issue of TIME magazine, there are articles about President elect Barrack Obama. Here are three comments he made that gave me food for thought:
- "I think I have a good nose for talent, so I hire really good people"
- "I've got a pretty healthy ego, so I'm not scared of hiring the smartest people, even when they're smarter than me"
- "I have a low tolerence of nonsense and turf battles and game-playing and I send that message very clearly. And so over time, I think people start trusting each other and they stay focused on mission as opposed to personal ambition or grievance"
- The essentiality of genuine humiity as opposed to hubris
- The essentiality of picking good people to be on my team
- The essentiality of keeping the team focused on mission
- The essentiality of building a culture of trust in the team and organization
I would love to hear your thoughts as you read these observations!